Markus came to Fredonia in July 1999 from Wendel Architects and Engineers where he was involved in the design of a number of capital projects at Fredonia. He began working with Facilities Planning as the Assistant Master Planner to offer design expertise with capital improvements and coordinate project planning for the campus. As Director of Facilities Planning, Markus is responsible for providing direction, assistance, and recommendations on all Capital, residential and renovation projects at all stages of development and construction on the Fredonia campus. In maintaining the tradition of the I.M. Pei design of the campus, Markus also offers his knowledge and experience in the area of historical preservation. Additionally, he is the designated campus Building Code Compliance Manager. Markus holds a Civil Technology Degree from Erie Community College, a B.P.S. in Architecture from the University of Buffalo, and a Master of Architecture from the University of Buffalo.
Shannon has been a member of the Fredonia staff since 1990 and has worked with the Facilities Planning Department since Fall 1999. Prior to assuming responsibilities with the Facilities Planning Department, she was responsible for overall office administration for Facilities Management and worked extensively with SUNY Central in developing her knowledge of construction contract administration. Prior experience interpreting rules and regulations was developed through an earlier position in the communications security field which has further aided the knowledge base required for administering contracts at the State level. She is presently responsible for identification of funding, coordination with various state and local entities and the solicitation/bid phase of consultant and construction projects administered at the campus level involving various Capital, residential and renovation projects. She administers and oversees all phases of the contract administration process and provides guidance for the Request for Proposal process administered by Facilities Services. Additionally, she is responsible for overall office management, identification and implementation of programs, efficiency of administrative operations, and web site development. Shannon holds a B.P.S. in Business from SUNY Empire State as well as a Master's in Business Administration (MBA) from same. She is currently pursuing CFCM and CPCM certifications in contracting.
Paul has been employed with Fredonia since 1991. For 16 years, he was responsible for the operation and maintenance of all refrigeration and HVAC equipment on campus. He progressively took on a leadership role as he advanced into supervision. Recognized for his acute mechanical aptitude, problem solving abilities, and capacity to effectively communicate, Paul joined the Facilities Planning team in 2008 in his current title. Paul is responsible for overseeing the installation of all project-related mechanical systems and offers his expertise on non-project related issues as well.
Prior to his employ at Fredonia, Paul attended SUNY Alfred majoring in their Air Conditioning Design Program. He spent the next 13 years as an AC/Refrigeration Foreman for a local company gaining exceptional experience prior to coming to Fredonia. In addition, Paul has been an ASHRAE member since 1995 and is an EPA certified refrigerant handler.
He is a welcome addition to this very busy department and is instrumental in coordinating and progressing major projects on the Fredonia campus.
Gretchen joined the Facilities Planning staff in February 2009. She was previously a student assistant in the department from August 2004 - December 2008 and was later brought on as a professional staff member. Gretchen provides immeasurable support in contracting activities for both design and construction projects. She is also responsible for completing vendor reviews and maintaining/monitoring Certified Payroll records, OSHA 10 Compliance, M/WBE Reporting requirements, and Insurance records throughout the course of construction. Additionally, she provides on-site project assistance by taking site photographs for campus record keeping purposes. She continually provides a high level of professional excellence to all constituents of this department.
Gretchen is a 2008 Summa Cum Laude graduate of Fredonia and holds a Bachelor's degree in Education.
Lori began her tenure at the Office of Facilities Planning in September 2005. Lori is responsible for the overall office management, which includes scheduling/coordinating meetings, transcribing and distributing meeting minutes, assisting with the solicitation phase of projects, processing pay applications, supporting staff members with typing requests, handling department travel arrangements, and supervising student assistants.
Prior to her employ at Fredonia, Lori spent 17 years working for the Chautauqua County Office of Probation, where she developed a strong base for working in the public sector. While there, she was responsible for maintaining the accounting system, as well as orchestrating a new database for the department, which included training, troubleshooting, and problem solving.
Lori holds an Associate's Degree in Administrative Executive Secretarial from Jamestown Business College and a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from SUNY Empire State.
Nichole ("Nikki") Student Assistant
Nikki was hired as a Student Assistant for the Facilities Planning Department in August 2012. Nikki is a former 3-1-3 student and is a biology major with graduation expected in May 2015. After graduation she will be attending LECOM, where she has been accepted into the pharmaceutical program.
Nikki provides administrative support for the entire department, which includes answering phones, filing, supply inventory, copying, and assistance in the preparation and distribution of project specifications.