Facility Operations & Construction Management

Phone: 313-993-1240
Fax: 313-993-1175

Dave Vandelinder

A Letter from the Director,
David Vandelinder


Facility Operations is dedicated to providing University of Detroit Mercy with an environment that will nurture the educational process. Through cost-saving initiatives, environmental preservation programs, and energy conservation strategies, our team continually strives for quality, integrity and professionalism in the services we provide the University. Facility Operations believes that through teamwork, education, and a renewed sense of commitment, this department can attain its goal of continuous improvement to the University's buildings, grounds, mail services, and management of the Student Fitness Center.


Facility Operations' Vision is to be renowned as a forward-thinking support unit to the physical development and growth of University of Detroit Mercy into a leading higher education institution. We are committed to serving students, faculty, staff, alumni and visitors by delivering quality services; by preserving the University environment; and by providing safe, functional and well-maintained buildings. Through careful allocation of resources and conscientious attention to the ever-changing needs of the University, we strive to create inviting campuses where people learn, live, work, and visit.


Director:   David Vandelinder
Construction Supervisor:  Rodney Warren
Facility Maintenance Supervisor:  Bernie Olsen
Business Manager:  Gay Vivier
Business Operations Coordinator:  Nicole Coleman
Auxiliary Facility Serv. Supervisor:  Sandra Twymon-Orr