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Meet the University Housing Staff - Facilities Operations (Maintenance Services)

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Johnny Benton
Assistant Director

Johnny Benton has served the students of the University of South Carolina since 1992. He has held a variety of positions in University Housing, but now serves as the Assistant Director for Maintenance Operations. In this role, he provides leadership and supervision for approximately 65 employees in the daily operations of maintenance and trades and special in-house construction projects. He strives to collaborate with other departments to provide excellent service to the students living in the residence halls.

Before coming to the University of South Carolina, he served in the Navy for 3 years and spent 9 years in the Reserves. He was born and raised in Columbia, S.C. and has been married for 23 years. He has a young daughter and one son that will attend USC Aiken this year.

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Dean Ellisor
Supervisor, Plumbing Shop

Dean M. Ellisor has served the University and its students, faculty. & staff in some capacity beginning in May of 1981. Starting in Family and Graduate housing as an apprentice to the maintenance staff, he now serves the Housing Department as its licensed journeyman Plumber and has so since the Fall of 1997. He, along with another licensed Plumber, is responsible for maintaining all steam related equipment and plumbing throughout all housing buildings. He enjoys being able to serve the students he's endured to so that they may have a relatively event free University experience.

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Larry Harkness
Assistant Director, Building Trades

No bio available at this time.

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Royce Herlong
Zone Supervisor, Central Zone

No bio available at this time.

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Justin Hicks
Interim Zone Supervisor, South Zone

No bio available at this time.

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Scott Hudson
Manager of Zone Supervisors

No bio available at this time.

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Gerald Ketcham
Supervisor, Paint Shop

No bio available at this time.

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Val Lindsay
Administrative Assistant

No bio available at this time.

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Ryan Radcliffe
Zone Supervisor, North Zone

No bio available at this time.

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Reginald Romeo
Zone Supervisor, West Zone

Reginald has been a member of the university family of more than 30 years. During his years of service, Mr. Romeo had worked for: USC dining services, security services, and maintenance service. Currently the zone manager for the north campus, he is responsible for maintenance of the Horseshoe, Capstone, Columbia Hall and two houses. Reginald is married to Pamela, a USC employee also, they have three children together. As a former SEACHO award winner, he has always made the students a top priority.