The Campus Services Department at Benedictine University consists of 4 primary departments, Maintenance, Housekeeping, Grounds, and Project Management. Together, the departments represent 6 managers and 35 hourly staff members. The department managers and their staff report to the Director of Campus Services.
A recent study of entering freshmen by the Carnegie Foundation revealed that the appearance of the campus is a most important influence during campus visit. The study concluded that the director of buildings and grounds is a key member of any college or university when it comes to recruiting students. This research underscores the importance of having an efficiently run campus facility to meet the competitive demands of today's higher education market.
With ever-tightening budgets, these demands are reaching beyond the capabilities of in-house maintenance programs. That's why more and more colleges and universities are turning to facility professionals (like Sodexo) to manage their maintenance, grounds and custodial operations.
The success of Campus Services is rooted in our commitment to be "customer driven," a term that represents our extensive efforts to understand and respond to the needs of the campus community. The result of this never-ending mission is to provide you with a campus that is physically attractive; buildings that are clean; and living quarters that are warm, safe and comfortable.
Office: (630) 829-6420
Kathy Rutkowski joined Campus Services in April 2009. Kathy brings a variety of skills to the department including vast operations skills.
Kathy's primary responsibilities include office management, front line customer support, accounts payable, payroll, work order management, and employee relations as well as supporting the entire Campus Services team.