Facilities Services – Facilities Housing Operations Update

  • Effective Friday, 09/01/2023, the Facilities Housing team will officially be part of Housing, Dining, and Conference Services. Please follow the new guidelines below according to your need(s):




Barry Jodatian

Associate Vice President, CPDC & Facilities Services

Email: jodatian@sfsu.edu


Barry Jodatian is an experienced professional with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry skilled in nonprofit organizations, analytical skills, public speaking, construction, architecture and management. Barry is Associate Vice President of Capital Planning, Design and Construction (CPDC) and Facilities Services at San Francisco State University. He has managed design and construction of major academic and residential buildings on campus from funding through completion.


Department Org Chart

Our Mission

Facilities Services (FS) is committed to supporting the University, ensuring for a quality environment in which to attract and retain top level students, staff and faculty. We are committed to ensuring the campus infrastructure meets the highest safety, aesthetic and sustainability standards in keeping with San Francisco State's culture, educational mission and student experience. It does so by creating, supporting and maintaining campus infrastructure, while providing customer-centric quality of services that are responsive and efficient.



To maintain facilities that attract and retain top level students, staff and faculty while providing a safe excellent learning and working environment.


About Us

Every day, approximately 170 Facilities Services employees make their way to San Francisco State, in support of the University’s mission. Facilities Services is committed to providing high quality stewardship of the University’s academic campus, including 14 major academic and administrative buildings, quasi-auxiliary and auxiliary buildings, and University Housing. 

Facilities Services' operational scope encompasses:

  • 2.6 million gross square feet
  • 144 acres of land at the main campus in southwest San Francisco
  • 34 acres of land at the University’s Estuary & Ocean Science Center at Romberg Tiburon Campus along the shore of San Francisco Bay in Marin County
  • The Downtown Campus located at 160 Spear Street, Suite 1220
  • Other University-owned properties in or around San Francisco


Departmental Overview

Facilities Services is responsible for maintaining the University buildings and grounds, ensuring they meet high aesthetic and sustainability standards, in keeping with San Francisco State's overall culture and educational mission. Facilities Services provides 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 San Francisco State's Emergency Preparedness planning, partnering with the University Police Department (UPD), Environment, Health & Safety (EHS), Parking & Transportation, and many other campus units as needed to respond to incidents and continue critical campus operations.


The Operation

Facilities Services is comprised of the following units:

  • Customer Service Center
  • Custodial Services and Waste Management
  • Mechanical and Electrical Maintenance
  • Structural Maintenance
  • Fleet
  • Grounds
  • Facilities Operations - Estuary & Ocean Science Center
  • Business Unit (Human Resources and Finance)