Reggie Dailey named Director of Physical Plant at MC

Reggie Dailey named Director of Physical Plant at MC 

July 23, 2018 

Reggie Dailey has been named director of the physical plant at Maryville College.

Dailey, former assistant director of the physical plant for mechanical trades at Maryville College began his new role on June 1. He replaces Andy McCall, who served as physical plant director at MC for 30 years before retiring on May 31.

As director of the physical plant, Dailey manages the College’s physical department, which includes housekeeping, custodial services, mechanical trades and grounds. Dailey is responsible for overseeing the operation and upkeep of the physical resources of the Maryville College campus: maintaining the buildings and grounds in a safe, clean and functional condition; responding to emergency equipment failure calls; keeping the grounds and sports fields in excellent condition; keeping the campus safe and secure for all the campus community and visitors to campus; purchasing and controlling of energy on campus; and managing construction and remodeling projects and deferred maintenance.

Dailey, who holds a bachelor of science degree in aerospace engineering from North Carolina State University, joined the Maryville College staff in January 2015 as assistant director of the physical plant for mechanical trades. In this role, he coordinated activities within the physical plant’s Mechanical Trades Department, which includes the College’s electrical, HVAC, carpentry, painting, plumbing, life safety system, and preventative maintenance personnel and resources. The department is responsible for repair, maintenance, and construction of the College’s physical assets, as well as the operation, repair and maintenance of the central heating plant and the steam supply network.

Previously, he spent 31 years at Performance Fibers, a manufacturer of industrial polyester filament yarns in Salisbury, N.C. He served in a variety of roles, including Salisbury plant technical lead, Americas technical resource, operations superintendent, quality assurance and process development. He was also a plant maintenance and project engineer for Cone Mills Corporation in Carlisle, S.C., and a test and applications engineer for Pratt and Whitney Aircraft in West Palm Beach, Fla.

“Reggie’s relationship with the College goes back several years,” said Jeff Ingle, vice president for finance and administration at Maryville College. “His daughter and son-in-law [Brynn Dailey Everett '09 and Cory Everett '09] are both alums of the College. He was a Kin Takahashi Week volunteer for a number of years, too. His leadership skills are excellent, and as assistant director of the physical plant, he successfully led the mechanical trades division of the physical plant for four years. With his knowledge of MC and his exceptional work ethic, he was the natural choice for this important position to lead the physical plant into its 200th year.”

Maryville College is ideally situated in Maryville, Tenn., between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Knoxville, the state's third largest city. Founded in 1819, it is the 12th oldest institution of higher learning in the South and maintains an affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (USA). Known for offering its students a rigorous and highly personal experience that includes an undergraduate research requirement, Maryville College is a nationally ranked institution of higher learning that successfully joins the liberal arts and professional preparation. Total enrollment for the Fall 2018 semester is 1,154.