Campus Services is considered the “first impressions” team within Facilities/Construction Management. The largest group within the department is under the supervision of Director Liliana Simmonds. This team has two Assistant Directors who are leading the way when it comes to building futures and maintaining excellence for the University.
Assistant Director Ana De Los Reyes began at UH in February 2020 as the pandemic was beginning. Due to the pandemic, De Los Reyes was immediately tasked with strategic placement and deployment of sanitizing stations campus-wide and maintained constant stats on the needs of maintaining safety during this challenging situation. She has endured an interesting work environment and is excited to see more students on campus as we gear up for the beginning of the fall semester. Within Campus Services, De Los Reyes is responsible for the overall leadership of Custodial Services, Solid Waste, and Moves & Events.
Prior to joining UH, De Los Reyes has eleven years of experience in roles with increasing responsibility within facilities departments at several organizations. One of her roles included the management of facilities operations for a top-ranked hospital in the Houston Medical Center. Her experience is enhanced by her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and her Masters of Business Administration from UH C. T. Bauer College of Business.
Assistant Director Katie Alvarenga has been with UH for over eight years. During the pandemic, Alvarenga was key in many of the needs that became readily apparent as a new normal developed. She is now leading the monitoring of current and ongoing facilities contracts and tasks related to Contracted Custodial, Landscaping and Irrigation, in-house Grounds, Pest Control, Uniform Rental Program activities as well as the Radio program. In addition, she collaborates with Facilities Business Operations within F/CM with regards to Service Level Agreements (SLAs) for our business partners.
Before joining UH, Alvarenga worked for the Physical Plant Department in Hofstra University in Long Island, New York where she received her Bachelor of Business Administration from the Frank G. Zarb School of Business. In 2012, she moved back to her hometown and began her UH career as an Administrative Coordinator in Minor In-House Construction (MIC). She accepted a new role in 2018 as a Program Manager 2 in Campus Services and she has now progressed to an Assistant Director role as of June 2021.
Facilities/Construction Management appreciates the time and dedication these two team members have shown, especially over the last 18 months, as they were maintaining excellence. F/CM looks forward to how they are building the future.