Mark Helms

Assistant Vice President, Facilities Services

University of Florida

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Mark Helms was a featured speaker at HEFF 2018

Mark Helms assumed the role of Assistant Vice President for Facilities Services at the University of Florida on September 16, 2016. Mark has more than 30 years of university-related operations and maintenance experience and most recently held the position of Director of Facilities Operations at Virginia Tech. Additionally, he assisted Virginia Tech with leadership transition by serving as Interim Associate Vice President/Chief Facilities Officer.

During his career, Mark held progressive strategic planning responsibilities for operation and maintenance of educational and general assignment space, including the supervision of operations engineering, university design standards, building trades, storm water management and permitting, non-capital renovations, utility infrastructure, utility master planning, deferred maintenance, a cogeneration energy plant and more.

In his role at the University of Florida, Mark oversees direct services for UF buildings, common areas, streets, sidewalks, landscaping, utility systems and more, supporting the Facilities Services mission to maintain and improve a physical environment conducive to learning, teaching, research and service for UF students, faculty, staff and campus visitors.

Mark holds a Bachelor of Science from Bluefield College in Virginia, and is a member of various professional associations.