With the recent expansion of campus and the growth of amenities to students, Chaminade Julienne is excited to welcome Nathan Wilson as director of facilities.
Wilson spent most of his career in the construction industry, raising buildings from the ground up around the greater Dayton area. Most recently, he worked at the University of Dayton (UD) in the Facilities Management Department for 11 years, spending eight of those years as manager of maintenance contractors. Being a part of Catholic education in a Marianist setting for many years, Wilson became quite attached to the mission and beliefs, leading him to CJ.
“After the interview process with CJ, it was easy to see the pride and community already established and was quite the easy choice to make the move and join the team,” said Wilson.
His appreciation of mission and experience in working with a campus as large as UD’s made him a great fit for CJ.
“Expanding our campus, adding new facilities, and updating our current facilities required a new degree of knowledge and experience to effectively operate,” said Dan Meixner, president. “Our maintenance team, led by former teacher Bob Young, has done a great job in recent years, but our services to students are growing. As we envision further campus development, there will be additional expectations on the team to help CJ be effective stewards of the generous investments the school community has and will make possible."
“Nate brings hands on experience in all facets of facilities management from his time in industry and his years at the University of Dayton,” said Meixner. “He knows how to do the work himself, whether it be electrical, HVAC, demolition, or new construction, and he knows how to work with our team and outside contractors who are called upon to provide preventive maintenance and needed repairs. He understands the educational setting and the need to focus on the needs of our students, teachers, coaches, and staff members.”
As director of facilities, Wilson serves on the leadership team and works closely with all departments to ensure that their facility related needs are met for operational success. He also manages the maintenance and janitorial staff, as well as security, access control, facility rentals, and fleet maintenance.
“I’m most excited for the master development plan that was established prior to me joining CJ,” said Wilson. “When I saw the plan I knew it was my opportunity to not only make a lasting impression at CJ but the city of Dayton overall. Dayton is the Gem City but when I leave, my wish is that CJ is the crown jewel of the city.”
Wilson grew up in Brookville, OH and enjoys spending time with his wife of three years, their two year old son and two dogs, Duke and Doce.
--This story was published on Jan. 21, 2021.