Custodial Services

The mission of the Custodial Services Department is to:


  • Present the interior of our world-class buildings as warm, friendly, clean, well kept, pleasant, inviting spaces through efficient, cost-effective stewardship.
  • Attract students, parents, patrons, donors.
  • Support the education process.
  • Teach and demonstrate the aesthetic dimension of life.
  • Focus on the people being served while valuing the needs of the persons in service and nourishing the importance of the capital investment already in place while employing and safeguarding the state-of-the-art equipment.

The custodial department has three custodial supervisors (James Dierkhising, Sandi Kloss, Ralph Shay); and full time custodians (Deedra Deuhs, Amy Dobmeier, Donna Forster, Tymon Gouker, Amy Hansen, Randy Husmann, Doris Kahlhamer, Janice Klaphake, Joseph Kobylinski, Michael Kreitzer, Melissa Nordman, Jim Oster, Jenny Rau, Bev Rohe,  Danielle Schwagel, Pete Schwegel, Jason Smith, Joan Stangler, and Jane Stodolka); and approximately 45 student employees.

Together they oversee the cleanliness and upkeep of the 1.4 million square feet of interior University building space, the condition of furniture, appliances, floor and window coverings, etc., and removal of refuse and recycling.

The department is made up of very dedicated, conscientious, and efficient employees who recognize the importance of teamwork.

While accustomed to routine, the staff also exhibits great flexibility when summer programming and occupancy changes from day-to-day.