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Division Spotlight: Brenda Burbage

Posted by: Jennifer Stevens | September 25, 2013 | No Comment |


Brenda Burbage, Physical Plant

Briefly describe your role.

I am the Finance Manager and Contract Administrator. This has me doing everything from assisting in multi-million dollar building projects to assisting in the purchase of paper towels. I track and reconcile a budget of approximately $12M while working with our team to identify cost saving initiatives.

What is the function of your department?

Physical Plant is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of our campus facilities.  This includes utilities, custodial, electrical, painting, engineering, etc.

How long have you been working at the College?

22 years

What brought you to the College?

I grew up in Charleston and around the College. Because my grandmother and mother worked here, it seemed like a natural fit.

What do you like most about your job?

Every day is different. Actually, every minute is different. You never know what the emergency of the day is going to be. There is never a dull moment!

What are some of your favorite memories from the College?

My graduation of course but being here before and after Hurricane Hugo really stands out. I was a student worker in the SSC at the time, and had to help prepare the building. Then I was back on campus pretty quickly, watching the removal of the trees that had fallen in the Cistern Yard. It was very surreal.

What are your hobbies and interests?

I volunteer quite a bit, mostly with Pet Helpers and Unchain Charleston. I’ve also done work with the Charleston Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation, Coastal Conservation League, and SC Sea Grant Consortium on beach sweeps/river sweeps. I try to be very active in my community with environmental and animal issues.

What is something that your colleagues would be surprised to learn about you?

I’m a huge NASCAR fan. I’ve been to several races at different tracks and rarely miss a televised race. My favorite driver is Jeff Gordon!

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