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Facilities Management

Mission Statement

The Facilities Management Department is dedicated to providing an attractive, clean, accessible, safe, and well planned educational environment to facilitate campus activities and support the mission and goals of the institution.  All efforts of the department are service based and satisfactory customer service is an essential component and goal of all departmental undertakings.


Arizona Western College’s (AWC) Facilities Management Department (FM) consists of over 50 full and part time employees tasked with providing custodial, groundskeeping, maintenance, and repair of all equipment and facilities on all AWC campuses.  FM maintains over 725,000 square feet of building space throughout Yuma and La Paz Counties.

Facilities Management is committed to enhancing environmental awareness, responsibility, and sustainability throughout the College community.  The principles of environmental sustainability are central to all FM activities, and by integrating these principles into all aspects of its operations, planning, and policy, AWC enhances its role as a leader within the greater community.  FM will set an example of responsible environmental stewardship through its ongoing commitment to incorporate sustainable practices into its daily decision-making processes and support resource conservation, reduction of waste and pollution, recycling, minimizing our environmental footprint, and investing in the local community.

The Director of District Operations (DDO) is responsible for operations and maintenance of all AWC campuses.  The DDO is also responsible for implementing and maintaining preventative maintenance programs to insure equipment and facilities run at peak efficiency to support the AWC educational mission.

The Director of Risk Management and Special Projects (DRM) is responsible for environmental and safety compliance, as well as insurance for the College.  The DRM is also responsible for special projects as assigned.

The Director of Construction and Renovations (DCR) oversees the designing, contracting, and construction of new buildings and facilities on all AWC campuses.  The DCR is also responsible for renovation projects within AWC buildings and facilities.

FM employees take pride in supporting the educational goals of AWC and strive to provide the best facilities available in order to fulfill our most important responsibility, meeting the needs of our students and community every day.

Download Files

Setup Request Form

Work Order Request Form

Change in Use or Function of Facility Space Request Form (see Procedure 285.5)

Safety Management Program (under revision 8/14)

Work Injury Reporting

Notice of Work Injury

General Notice of Incident

Emergency Response Plan

Golf Cart Regulations

Food Handling Guidelines

Key/Access Code Form      (see Procedure 210.2)



REGULAR OFFICE HOURS Monday-Thursday 7am-5pm Friday 7am - 3:30pm


Trouble calls after normal working hours should be directed to Campus Police at (928) 314-9500. During a normal work week (Mon - Fri) FM provides onsite coverage from 7:00 AM until 3:30 PM. After 3:30 PM, and on weekends, call out is available for emergencies only. We strive for a 2-hour response time whenever possible.


District Services Building

(928) 314-9470

Steve Eckert, Director of District Operations

Sharon Register, Director of Risk Management &Special Projects

Walt Slaysman, Director of Construction & Renovations

Eddi Devore, Office Manager

Lisa Ramirez, Administrative Assistant







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