Letter to the editor

UIS Observer Staff, Director of Facilities and Services

In response to Julia Brown’s column, in the Sept. 11 issue of The Journal, titled, The bathroom blues: Paper towels, waste and germs:

I thanked Julie Brown for bringing this issue to my attention.  I informed her that our initial solution will be to have our carpenters redistribute the existing paper towel dispensers that are working and make sure that we have at least one dispenser in every restroom.  The redistribution of paper towel dispensers by our carpenters was accomplished last Friday, Sept. 20.

Secondarily, since we have had issues with this specific manufacturer’s model, we will investigate a different make and model and hopefully find replacement paper towel dispensers that we will be able to retrofit into the existing “units” within each restroom.  As soon as we determine the correct solution, we will install new paper towel dispensers, where we presently have non-functioning units.

David T. Barrows

Associate Chancellor of Administrative Affairs

Executive Director of Facilities and Services