Richard Berwanger has been at UCF since 1999. During that time he has seen an extensive amount of growth. Starting with Facilities and Safety, he was brought on to develop and implement the Preventive Maintenance program for the University Facilitates Night shift. Within a short time, the University President mandated that Housing facilities should come under the University facilities umbrella. Richard was tasked with helping to develop and implement this program as well. It was unique in its scope as it would be one of the few Universities in the country that had a dedicated unit for Housing within the Facilities operations department. After a few years, Housing opened a position within their organization that would help with the transition of the new Facilities processes. As the successful candidate, Richard moved to Housing where he remains to this day. Coming from a Real estate development and Project management in General construction background has served him well. Attending the Institute for Facilities management was also a great asset. He has been instrumental in 5 major projects for Housing and a multitude of minor projects. Oversight of Maintenance, Housekeeping, Landscape, Life Safety, Emergency response, HVAC, Key Services, Utilities and Environmental issues within Housing, are all part of a robust Housing program that continues to grow today. In his spare time he enjoys fishing, golfing, and exercise, particularly the Martial arts in which he holds a 4th degree black belt in Okinawan Shuri -ryu., and has won numerous National and state Championships. Employee of the month and year, as well as the SDES Operational Excellence award are also career highlights.