Facilities and Maintenance Staff

Theresa LauerTheresa Lauer

Senior Director for Facilities, Emergency Preparedness and Safety

  • Oversee all of Facilities operations (e.g. administration, custodial, grounds, and improvement/renovation projects, and mail room)
  • In the absence of the Senior Director for Plant Operations and Projects, oversee scheduling and supervise all repairs and replacement of HVAC, electrical and plumbing fixtures, valves, devices, and appliances as required
  • Lead College’s Safety efforts partnering with Faculty Safety Committee and President’s Cabinet
  • Lead Emergency Preparedness activities, including partnering with Emergency Management Team with various HMC constituents across campus and the President’s Cabinet

Daniel MadrigalDaniel Madrigal

Senior Director of Plant Operations and Projects

  • Manage plant operations (e.g. maintenance and repairs, building systems and Central Plant), including overseeing scheduling and supervision of work orders pertaining to repairs and replacement of HVAC, electrical and plumbing fixtures, valves and devices
  • Serve as lead in managing the College’s Renewal and Replacement Reserve (RRR) program
  • Serve as BAO’s lead on sustainability initiatives and chair the HMC Sustainability Committee comprised of faculty, students and staff members
  • Manage HMC’s utilities, including collaborating with The Claremont Colleges Services Central Facilities Services team, who manages the electrical grid and other systems for The Claremont Colleges

Elissa AvelarElissa Avelar

Administrative Coordinator

  • Oversees all aspects of key and card access management
  • Manages Facilities and Maintenance visitor check-in ID badge process
  • Coordinates summer student housing and dorm damage billing
  • Provides support for emergency preparedness and safety, event management, website administration, and department reports/data management
  • Facilities and Maintenance Liaison to ASHMC
  • Assist Facilities Management with oversight of the web content for the Facilities and Maintenance, Emergency Preparedness and Safety website

Ron Bejar

Facilities use Coordinator

  • Manage room reservations for on-campus meetings and events
  • Shared responsibility for various administrative functions including greeting visitors and responding to inquiries
  • Coordinate facilities use and details with internal and external constituents to ensure that their meeting requests are satisfied
  • Assist with parking issues on campus and respond to parking-related questions
  • Manage the College’s annual summer conferences

LogoJoseph Gonzalez

Manager of Special Projects, Alterations and Renovations

  • Will lead and provide oversight for special projects that include construction, alterations and renovations across campus generally under $1 million.
  • Works under the guidance and supervision of the Senior Director of Plant Operations and collaborates with key Facilities team members to ensure that project and program goals are met within the prescribed time frames and budgets.
  • Involved in selecting professional design staff; coordinating the activities of clients, contractors, inspectors, movers, vendors and others associated with the project; monitoring and verifying project progress, cost and quality; resolving problems that arise during the project; working with city, state and federal agencies and officials to ensure compliance and safety; and communicating with project stakeholders regarding program, budget, schedule and construction impact

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Nita Kansara

Facilities Operations Supervisor

  • Oversight and processing of the departments invoice process
  • Oversee day-to-day general operational and administrative duties of the Facilities Operations
  • Supervision of facilities operations student staff
  • Primary responsibility for preparing monthly billing of HMC motor pool use.

Veronica LagosVeronica Lagos

Assistant Manager of Plant Operations

  • Assist Facilities Directors with managing day-to-day plant operations
  • Manage and prioritize work orders, including emergency dispatch
  • Provide on-call response to facilities-related emergencies such as HVAC issues, leaks, etc.
  • Assist Facilities Directors in management of facilities operating and non-operating budgets
  • Develop, manage and maintain the Liability Certificate of insurance (COI) process documentation
  • Create and process vendor contract documents and maintain checklist for vendor contracts

Photo of Kelly SalazarKelly Salazar

Emergency Preparedness and Safety Supervisor

  • Coordinate, oversee, and manage Cal/OSHA employee safety and emergency preparedness training
  • Partner with the Senior Director for Facilities, Emergency Preparedness and Safety to oversee and manage all aspects of emergency preparedness and response training and exercises
  • Respond to student, employee and authorized visitor questions regarding HMC COVID-19 Safety requirements while on the HMC campus
  • Maintain inventory and coordination of testing and service for first aid kits, safety eye and shower wash stations, fire extinguishers, and emergency phones on the HMC campus

Custodial and Mail Room Services

Travis Paddock

Mail and Custodial Services Manager

  • Lead all custodial services in support of the Harvey Mudd College communities
  • Manage the College’s mailroom operations in working with outside postal agencies
  • Ensure incoming and outgoing U.S. and campus mail is processed timely and accurately, including sorting and distribution
  • Assign and manage student mailboxes
  • Oversee trash, recycle and compost program for all interior spaces
  • Manage college furniture assets

LogoMarco Penaloza

Custodial Services Supervisor

LogoRegena Abernathy

Building Attendant

Filiberto AlvaradoFiliberto Alvarado

Building Attendant

Gracie AlvarezGracie Alvarez

Building Attendant

Bryce Artukovich

Building Attendant

LogoJesus Campou

Building Attendant

Rosa CastilloRosa Castillo

Building Attendant

LogoKimberly Gomez

Building Attendant

LogoAlejandro Gutierrez

Building Attendant

Ismael JimenezIsmael Jimenez

Building Attendant

Diana Limon

Building Attendant

Guillermina Limon

Building Attendant

Ana LinaresAna Linares

Building Attendant

Mark Manansala

Building Attendant

Connor Osgood

Building Attendant

Gary PotterGary Potter

Building Attendant

Linda RamosLinda Ramos

Building Attendant

Natalie RazuraNatalie Razura

Building Attendant

Georgina RomeroGeorgina Romero

Building Attendant

Larry Vasquez

Building Attendant

Phillip Ventura

Building Attendant

Maria Villalobos

Building Attendant

Leabert WallaceLeabert Wallace

Building Attendant

Mail Room Staff

Eduardo Carrillo

Mail Clerk

Grounds Staff

Mike BarberMichael Barber

Grounds Services Manager

  • Manage and oversee the maintenance and upkeep of the grounds on-campus, including lawns, trees, plants, parking lots, walkways and water features
  • Maintain the College’s fleet of vehicles, including golf-carts and maintenance vehicles
  • Generate and install various exterior signage on campus
  • Maintain the College’s centrally-controlled irrigation system
  • Manage trash, recycle, composting bins and compactors on-campus

Kurt BlassingameKurt Blassingame

Lead Grounds Keeper

Jesus AguirreJesus Aguirre

Grounds Keeper

Mario ArmentaMario Armenta

Grounds Keeper

LogoJason Emmons

Grounds Keeper


Jose Angel Rodriguez Leal

Grounds Keeper

Maintenance Staff

Daniel GarciaDaniel Garcia

General Maintenance Mechanic

Rafael HernandezRafael Hernandez

HVAC Maintenance Technician

Mark KutchMark Kutch

General Maintenance Mechanic

Mike LopezMike Lopez

Lead General Maintenance Mechanic

Bruce MuellerBruce Mueller

Preventive Maintenance Technician

Patrick Van KouwenbergPatrick Van Kouwenberg

Lead General Maintenance Technician