Physical Plant Director Myreon Cobb to Retire, Orion Jones Hired as Successor
With gratitude, the University of Findlay announces the retirement of Myreon Cobb, Physical Plant director, and the hiring of his replacement, Orion Jones.
Cobb’s work has had a significant impact on the University community since his 1990 hire. His visionary service has assisted with the creation and renovation of many spaces, and he has led outstanding buildings, grounds and housekeeping crews who work hard to maintain our beautiful campus.
Some of the many projects Cobb has been instrumental completing include the construction of:
- The Center for Student Life and College of Business in 2018
- The science addition to the Davis Street Building in 2012
- The Beckett Animal Science Building in 2009
- Koehler Fitness and Recreation Complex in 1999
- Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion and Mazza Museum in 1994
- Frost Science Center in 1990
“I would like to offer my sincere thank you and best wishes to Myreon for all he has done for the University,” said Tom Lause, vice president for business affairs.
New UF Physical Plant Director Orion Jones has been transitioning into his role this month. He brings with him extensive facilities and construction management experience, along with a sense of enthusiasm for maintaining Cobb’s tradition of operational excellence and incorporating his own ideas for campus improvements.
Before coming to UF, Jones served as facilities director for Tiffin University from 2016-2018, and for Central Kitsap School District in Silverdale, Washington from 2014-2016. He earned a master’s degree in management from Lindenwood University, and a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Central Washington University.