Rountree Facilities & Operations Staff

Kelly podach francis

I began working at UW-Platteville as the Director of Facilities Operations in November 2013.  I am a graduate of UW-La Crosse’s Student Affairs Administration graduate program and hold a BFA from UW-Stevens Point in Printmaking and Ceramics. I have over 15 years of professional student housing experience at public institutions in Missouri, Iowa and Wisconsin. 

As the Director, I have the overall responsibility for the management of Rountree Commons, including fiscal resources, supervision of personnel, and facilities.  Feel free to contact me with any questions, comments or concerns at or during our business hours of 8:00am-5:00pm you can contact me by phone, 608.567.3880 or visit me in my office, 154 Rountree Commons.


As the Assistant Director, my primary responsibility is being the liaison between the students and the business operations of Rountree Commons. This includes accounts receivables, payment plans, housing agreements, coordinating move-in & move-outs, and ordering facility supplies for all of Rountree Commons. I am a proud Wisconsin native my entire life so I am able to answer any questions you have about Platteville. 

My office is located on first floor of Rountree Commons in room 150.  You can contact me at or by phone at 608.567.3881 during our office hours of 8:00a.m.-5:00pm.

Maintenance Manager :
John Reuter

As the Maintenance Manager, I am responsible for all aspects of facility maintenance, renovation and repair, including the work order process, cleaning of common area spaces and the yearly turn over work (repairs, painting and cleaning) that is performed in each suite during the summer.  I supervise our Maintenance & Custodian Technicians as well as our student Facility Assistants.  Feel free to contact me at or by phone at 608.567.3882 during our office hours of 8:00a.m.-5:00p.m.