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Facilities & Plant Operations

The staff within the Facilities & Plant Operations department at Dallas Theological Seminary (DTS) are truly uniquely gifted servants of Christ. They believe it is their ministry to provide services in custodial, maintenance, facility renewal, catering, event services, utilities management, construction, and leadership with environmental consideration in order to promote effective learning. Individually, we strive to exemplify the characteristics of godly-servant leaders and facilities management professionals. Colossians 3:23-24 Every DTS student, faculty, staff, volunteer, donor, and prayer warrior is led by the common mission “to glorify God by equipping godly-servant leaders for the proclamation of His word and the building up of the body of Christ world wide.” Students that attend DTS come from over 52 nations, while online distance education is reaching increasingly more. The seminary’s physical facilities touches each one of these individuals in one way or another by providing classrooms, offices, student meeting rooms, a computer center, online classes, housing, retail, libraries, utilities, historical heritage, to foster an environment for biblical learning and fellowship in Christ.
Contact Information
Phone
214-887-5170
Email
facilitieswo@dts.edu
Location
1222 Apple Street
Hours
8:00 a.m-4:30 p.m.

The Custodial Operations is a service provider for the scheduled cleaning of the campus interior spaces. It is through the Custodial Operations that restrooms are sanitized, common and assigned areas are cleaned and vacuumed, windows are washed, and carpets extracted.

If you have cleaning or waste issues that need to be addressed, please submit a work order to the FPO Helpdesk. After the issue is reported, the secretary will create a work-order and contact the appropriate staff person if immediate action is required.

As a Facilities & Plant Operations contributor we strive to be the industry best wherever we are budgeted to provide services.

The FPO mission is to provide DTS with a physical environment conducive to the preparation of godly servant-leaders by working through a team of individuals who themselves exemplify the characteristics of godly servant-leaders as facility management professionals. Colossians 3: 23-24 Whatever you do, do it wholeheartedly, as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ.

  • Godly servant-leadership
  • Professional facilities management practices
  • Safe work environment for FPO staff and campus
  • Influencing and providing solutions to improve the facilities management industry
  • Striving to be industry leaders
  • Verify what we specify to be done
  • Keep consultants accountable for their specification
  • Keep FPO accountable with statistical reports
  • Hold service contractors accountable to do what is paid
  • Pay bills on time
  • Provide FPO staff with meaningful work
  • Meeting deadlines
  • Keeping projects on budget and on schedule
  • Physical and environmental sustainability
  • Stewardship
  • Efficient processes
  • Energy Management
  • Unity in the midst of diversity to achieve DTS mission
  • Unified team within FPO to achieve DTS mission
  • Value staff as people with lives outside of FPO
  • Meeting government codes and standards

The Facilities Coordination department is a service provider that relates to the coordination of events, contents, and construction on campus. It is through this division that small renovation projects are planned, construction activities coordinated, space allocation and building contents are managed, event services and room reservations are managed as well as provisions for catering.


As a Facilities & Plant Operations contributor we strive to be the industry best wherever we are budgeted to provide services.

The FPO Secretary is the point person that students, faculty, and staff can contact with any facility-related questions or concerns. It is through the secretary that vehicles can be reserved and work orders can be reported, along with any other campus-wide facility questions or concerns. After the problem is reported, the secretary will create a work-order and contact the appropriate staff person if immediate action is required.

Upon their entrance into the FPO office, the secretary is also primarily responsible for greeting students, visitors, and contractors and directing them to the appropriate staff person. The secretary is responsible for issuing those individuals keys, visitor badges, or vehicles based on their needs.

Other duties performed by the FPO secretary consist of maintaining and updating campus and event contractor insurance files, retrieving, printing, and distributing work orders, and a variety of other FPO administrative tasks.

The Maintenance Operations is a service provider that relates to preserving the campus condition of the facilities and grounds. It is through this division that facility component preventive maintenance is performed, component renewal is coordinated, and grounds maintenance is managed.

If you have a Maintenance Operations issue that needs to be addressed, please submit a work order to the FPO Helpdesk. After the issue is reported, the secretary will create a work-order and contact the appropriate staff person if immediate action is required.

As a Facilities & Plant Operations contributor we strive to be the industry best wherever we are budgeted to provide services. 

Eric Allen, Electrician Technician, received the FPO Annual Safety Award from Robert Riggs, Vice President of Campus Operations. Eric showed significant contributions to the safety program by personally adhering to all safety procedures, helping staff to understand our safety policies, and creating video clips called “Safety Shorts” that brought humor to our meeting