By Adrienne King
For The Tribune
The WVU Tech Director of Facilities Search Committee has invited four candidates to campus for interviews. The final candidates include Floyd (Dan) Young, John Mills, Gary McKean, and Dale (Allen) Heinze.
The visitation schedules for each candidate include interviews with the campus CEO, executive staff, search committee, faculty, staff and students. The search committee is being chaired by Kevin Lawhon and includes the following members of the WVU and WVU Tech communities: Kenneth Howell, Randy Hudak, Dan Olthaus, Alan Swiger, Robert Carter and Dr. Steve Leftwich.
Young has more than 30 years of experience in facilities management and master planning. Most recently he was the director of facilities engineering at Guilford College in North Carolina.
Mills has 28 years of facility operations management experience. With a B.S. degree in business from Coker College and an M.A. in organizational management from the University of Phoenix, Mills is currently the vice president of field operations at Whiteside Properties.
McKean has over 40 years of experience in facilities management and planning. He is currently the senior project manager at The J. Paul Getty Trust. McKean holds a BSCE in civil engineering and a master’s degree in bioenvironmental engineering from Oklahoma State University.
Heinze has over 20 years of experience working in facilities maintenance and management. He holds a digital electronics diploma from the Morgantown Technical Center, and is currently serving as the interim director of facilities at WVU Tech.