Physical Facilities

Buildings & Grounds

Whitewater HallThe Director of Operations is responsible for the daily operations of the Physical Plant, and is responsible for the following duties:

  • Campus Key Control
  • Property Management
  • Space Inventory
  • Capital Asset Inventory
  • Campus Safety Officer
  • OSHA Compliance Officer
  • Pest Control
  • Contract Cleaning
  • Upholstry cleaning and repair
  • Specialty and project cleaning

You can contact the Director of Operations, Gail Smoker at 765-973-8254.


This department maintains and develops the grounds of the campus. They are responsible for the up keep of the exterior of Indiana University East.

Summer duties include

  • Care for Cross Country Course
  • Maintain planting and upkeep of flower beds
  • Maintain teaching wetlands

Winter duties include

Ice and Snow removal of:

    • walkways
    • patios, plaza and entranceways
    • parking lots
    • roadway

Daily litter is removed from the patios, plaza, pathways, parking lots and entranceways. They are also responsible for routine maintenance and cleaning of university vehicles and their own equipment. They do all special activity set-ups for events.  They also are responsible for furniture moving.