Joe Harrell is the Associate Vice President of Facilities at the University of Cincinnati, and his team of 500 dedicated professionals is responsible for all building services for 124 uptown buildings and three branch campuses totaling more than 13 million square feet. The services they provide include maintenance and repairs, housekeeping, grounds, transportation, central receiving, moving services, mail delivery, utilities, and our in-house construction group. Joe also enjoys working with students, faculty, and other staff members to make UC’s campus more energy efficient. Before joining UC, he worked for a utility company and several ESCO’s where he worked with many large industrial and commercial energy users to design, finance, and implement large-scale energy conservation projects.
Joe is on many committees, including the Board of the UC Early Learning Center, Co-chair of Tobacco Free UC, President’s Advisory Committee on Environment and Sustainability, and is a UC Be Well Ambassador. Joe has a BS in Electrical Engineering from Rose Hulman Institute of Technology and is a licensed Professional Engineer and a Certified Energy Manager. He is the Vice President of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) and conducts training around the country for the AEE’s Certified Energy Managers program.