Solar carport initiative earns national attention
The solar carport initiative called for installation of solar photovoltaics (PV) across five parking lots, covering 5,000 parking spaces on MSU’s campus. Construction started in March 2017 and was completed in December 2017. Since then, the project has received recognition around the country due to it being the largest carport solar array in North America.
Get to know IPF: Lisa Desprez
“I’ve loved connecting with people all across MSU’s campus,” said Desprez about the different transitions. “Every time things changed, I found new things to be passionate about.”
Desprez serves on many committees through IPF and the university. She is on the IPF Workforce Engagement subcommittee, the MSU Women’s Advisory Committee for Support Staff (WACSS) and the IPF Diversity and Inclusion Steering Committee.
Students and IPF work together to plant new materials, build bridges
MSU Horticulture, Turfgrass and Urban Forestry students recently teamed up with IPF Landscape Services to install 275 plant specimens and material around the entrances of Conrad Hall.
Faculty Readiness Program
The Faculty Readiness Program (FRP) is a dedicated team from IPF and Facilities Planning and Space Management (FPSM) working together with colleges to proactively plan for new faculty hires, using various delivery methods to shorten bid periods and construction timelines.
New fleet additions support sustainability on campus
Three Chevy Bolts have joined MSU’s 1,500 vehicle fleet. The all-electric Bolts are zero-emission, have a range of 230 miles, are highway legal and are available to faculty and staff for daily rentals.
Engaging academics in classroom redesign
The MSU Classroom Committee is a dedicated team comprised of individuals from IPF, Facilities Planning and Space Management, IT Services and the Registrar’s Office. Working in collaboration with faculty, they create high-impact educational environments that engage students in active learning, and provide opportunities for research, leadership in instructional methods and innovation through technology-rich environments.
Women in Skilled Trades
Carol Cool and Tori Menold are the founders of WIST. Their goal was to use their industry knowledge to help women succeed in a hands-on field. The program started in fall 2016 as an apprenticeship readiness program.
Get to know IPF: David Robinson
On Sept. 1, IPF’s David Robinson was promoted to learning and development specialist, which provides him the opportunity to collaborate with employees at all levels across the organization.
Coongratulations to Diane Schimizzi for being the Summer Employee of the Quarter
Diane Schimizzi has been working in the same department for 35 years, including two years as an engineering aide while she was getting her mechanical engineering degree from MSU. Once she got her degree in 1985, she was the first woman engineer that had been hired by the university.
Get to Know IPF: Sabrina Hebeler
As Chief of Staff for IPF, Sabrina Hebeler focuses on listening, connecting and translating information to IPF employees.