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Penn College appoints administrator to oversee facilities, maintenance

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Pennsylvania College of Technology has named Timothy O. Rissel executive director of general services.

Rissel, who comes to Penn College from Albright College in Reading, will provide leadership in management and operation of the college’s facilities, including construction/renovation, maintenance/repair, utilities, grounds, custodial care and the motor pool.

Since 2014, Rissel has served at Albright as director of facilities services and operations. Prior to that, he was life cycle manger and engineering consultant for McKean Defense Group in Norfolk, Virginia, and a nuclear machinist mate for the U.S. Navy in various locations, including the Norfolk Naval Shipyard.

At Albright, Rissel managed operations for a 118-acre campus, overseeing a staff of more than 50 employees.

He holds a master of engineering management degree from Penn State and a bachelor of science in nuclear engineering technology from Excelsior College in Albany, New York.

Rissel began his duties at Penn College on June 18.

“Tim’s experience, skill set and leadership qualities make him well-suited to oversee General Services at Penn College,” said President Davie Jane Gilmour. “I welcome his perspective and look forward to his contributions to our leadership team.”

Rissel also will be responsible for ensuring safety and quality across the Penn College campus; interacting with senior administration to ensure capital needs are coordinated with the institution’s Strategic Plan; developing strategies for continuous improvement of campus infrastructure, systems, operations and energy conservation; and facilitating space planning and allocation.

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Timothy Rissel began his duties as executive director of general services at Penn College on June 18, 2018.  Credit: Pennsylvania College of Technology / Penn StateCreative Commons

Last Updated June 22, 2018