Division Overview


FCS is a values-based organization dedicated to the principals of Truth, Respect, Excellence, Teamwork, and Integrity.


The Cornell University campus is widely admired as one of the world’s most beautiful academic settings.

Facilities and Campus Services is committed to providing the highest quality service to faculty, students, staff, alumni, and visitors.  With more than 260 major buildings enhancing the magnificent landscape of the Ithaca campus, the over 1,000 highly talented and dedicated staff of FCS serve as stewards of campus resources and operations.

We are proud to acknowledge the numerous accomplishments and successes of our staff as we partner with the broader university community in carrying out our mission.


In carrying out our mission, FCS stewardship and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Oversight of planning, designing, constructing, and maintaining university buildings, grounds, utility infrastructure, and energy and sustainability efforts for the physical campus in Ithaca, New York.
  • Oversight of commuter, fleet, parking services, and campus mail.
  • Oversight of the Real Estate function of the university.
  • Senior staff contact and support for the Buildings and Properties Committee of the Board of Trustees.
  • Member of the university’s Capital Funding and Priorities Committee (CF&PC), a senior-level resource allocation committee.
  • We report to the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
  • Serve on various campus and community committees involving administrators, faculty, students, trustees, and members of the local Ithaca community.


      FCS Strategic Plan
      FCS Organizations and Positions



Vice President


Executive Staff Assistant

Rick Burgess
308 Day Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-3701
607 255-4394 O.
607 255-4588 F.



Carin Clark
308 Day Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-3701
607 255-4394 O.
607 255-4588 F.