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Damon B. Flowers

Damon B. Flowers

Vice President for Facilities, Grounds, and Campus Safety

Washtenaw Community College

Greater Detroit Area

Senior-level facilities management executive with extensive experience in the planning, budgeting, designing, construction, and operation of major buildings on large, complex multi-campus institutions. Specialties: Academic facilities administration, project management, design and construction for higher education facilities...

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Washtenaw Community College

Vice President for Facilities, Grounds, and Campus Safety

Responsible for daily operations, maintenance, custodial services, central power plant, mechanical and electrical systems, grounds and fleet maintenance, Campus Safety and Security, central stores, shipping and receiving, property disposition, construction management, mail services, master plan administration, facilities planning, and capital projects budget development for this 291 acre campus with an enrollment of over 12,000 students and over 1.2 million square feet in facilities.
Implemented the College’s first computerized building maintenance, space management system, capital projects, inventory, energy, and key system. Organized self-directed work teams, in a union environment, to increase operational efficiency and reduce labor costs. Obtained D.O.E. grants for energy conservation projects. Managed and reduced energy consumption by 20% over a five year period, creating an annual institutional savings in excess of $350,000. Introduced recycling program with a vengeance, which changed the institution’s culture of waste and has reduced custodial services operation expenses by over 15% and improved operational efficiency. Reduced outside maintenance contracts through expanded staff training programs. Obtained L.E.E.D. gold certification for a $20 million Health and Fitness Center and other campus facilities. Achieved L.E.E.D. gold certification for a $12 million 4-level parking structure.