Physical Plant

The Physical Plant Department is a segment of Administrative Services. As such, Physical Plant facilitates the daily operational, preventive and corrective maintenance of all buildings, equipment, fleet vehicles and functions on the Life University campus.

We are dedicated to the performance, upkeep and improvement of our infrastructure, buildings and athletic facilities, insuring they operate at peak performance while providing an environment conducive to teaching, learning and research. Through our department, custodial services, event coordination and scheduling are also arranged, providing seamless execution of Life University events.

How Can We Serve You?

Every corner of the University is touched in some way by the Physical Plant Department. Our staff of dedicated and experienced administrative staff, skilled tradespeople and custodial professionals maintain upkeep over all areas of the campus and are directly responsible for the cleanliness, safety, well maintained state and properly working aspect of campus facilities. Coordinating campus renovations and working collaboratively with each department, we insure the structural integrity of our 110-acre campus. No job is too large or too small for our staff, and each concern receives immediate attention. Accomplishing these tasks on a daily basis as efficiently as possible, while striving to exceed your expectations, is our goal. Our office is located at 1085 Barclay Circle, at the western end of our beautiful campus and is open from 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday, except on federal holidays and some University breaks. An after hours on-call technician is available 24 hours per day by calling 404-786-9233.

Our work order system allows Life University Staff and Faculty to access our services quickly and efficiently. Immediately upon receiving your work order request, our dedicated professionals move quickly, making every effort to resolve your concern. If your job is small or large, please know that our purpose is to serve you. If you are not already established in our system to request maintenance or report a suspected problem, please contact Shelia Wood, the Office Manager, and she will be glad to add you to our system. If you have not received a reply to any request made within the last 48 hours, please call us. Technology is wonderful, but occasionally there can be a communication error, and we want to make sure that we meet your needs as efficiently as possible.

Click on the “Schooldude” and you will be directed to our Maintenance Direct system! If you are a student or visitor with a maintenance concern, please alert a Life University Faculty or Staff person in your area and they will contact our office immediately. Should you have an emergency at any time on campus, or need to escalate or inquire about a work order request, please feel free to call us anytime. Any one of our helpful professionals will be happy to assist you.

FSDirectPlanning an event, conference or ceremony? We’re here to help! From reserving your space on campus, to the final clean up, our professionals are here to assist you in coordinating your event insuring a seamless and enjoyable experience for everyone. Begin by requesting the use of space through our Schooldude.com scheduling system software FSDirect by clicking here.

reserve-nowNeed to reserve a fleet vehicle for your campus tour, off-campus outing or other pre approved reason? If you are on the authorized licensed drivers list of staff and faculty for Life University, and your round trip will be within 150 miles of our Marietta campus, you may be eligible to take advantage of using one of our trucks, vans or cars! Please contact our office directly to place a reservation request for a vehicle. Send an email or an Outlook Appointment Request indicating the date, reason and length of time you need the vehicle, and you should receive a reply if/when your reservation is confirmed. Reservation requests should be received at least 24 hours in advance, but we understand things come up at the last minute. In all areas of service to the campus and its staff, we’ll do our best to accommodate every request. Click here to send an email reservation request.

Meet Our Administrative Staff

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Mike Sterling
Director of Physical Plant
770-426-2979
Mike.Sterling@LIFE.edu
Shelia Wood
Physical Plant Office Manager
770-426-2979
Shelia.Wood@LIFE.edu

Life University Building Technician Professionals

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Aric Harp
Admin and LRC Buildings
Technician
John May
CUS Building Technician, Water Features,
Plumber
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Rick Smith
Campus Painting and Finishing
Technician
Bill York
SHS Building
Technician
Walter Gunter
CCE and C-HOP Buildings
Technician and Master Electrician