Facilities Services (FS) is responsible for maintaining the grounds and ensuring they meet high aesthetic and sustainability standards, in keeping with SF State's overall culture and educational mission. Facilities provides for smooth day-to-day operations of campus facilities and grounds as well as the Central Utilities Plant that provides all campus utilities- water and heat, electricity, and sewage services- to the academic campus. The division values safety, comfort and efficiency, and strives to respond quickly to routine maintenance issues that arise, as well as to building-related or campus emergencies.
The division is a major participant in SF State's Emergency Preparedness planning, partnering with the University Police Department (UPD), Environmental Health & Safety, Parking, and many other campus units as needed to respond to incidents and continue critical campus operations.
Phone: (415) 338-1568
Associate Vice President of Facilities Services
Robert Andrews received his primary degree in Communications from CSU Long Beach and is presently serving as Senior Director for Facilities at CSU East Bay. Beginning in 1997, Robert’s career has assisted both CSU San Jose, first as Custodial Service Manager and CSU East Bay since 2009 as Director. He has supported all elements for Facilities Services during this period. Outside affiliations have included APPA, Baldrige, and California Council for Quality Excellence. Robert has been an instructor for the greater CSU and nationally guiding the supervisor’s toolkit training. He served as Baldrige judge reviewing and supporting State Best Practices. Serving two times as Regional President for PCAPPA, Robert believes the CSU is a national leader providing opportunity for others to learn from.
Collaboration is critical for successful outcomes and listening to others allows for pathways forward. Robert has assisted several other CSU facilities departments develop their knowledge while serving as a mentor. He is presently serving with this year’s Teamster Contractual negotiations process. We produce some of the finest students and Facilities Operations staff plays a key role in this endeavor.