Facilities Services

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Terry Pritchett CEFP, Assistant Vice President for Facilities and Planning

Terry joined the Army out of high school and served in Operation Desert Storm before earning a bachelor’s degree in management and ethics from Manhattan Christian College and a master’s degree in management from Friends University. He started his career as a custodian/plumber out of the Army and worked his way up to director positions. In all, he has more than 20 years of experience in facilities maintenance, including serving as physical plant director at Tabor College (2001-2008) and as director of facilities and custodial at Tarleton State University (2008-2014).

Phone: (325) 649-8608


Diane Hackney, Facilities Department Coordinator

Diane assists the assistant vice president for facilities and planning and staff by performing a wide range of administrative and office support activities to facilitate the efficient operation of the department.

Phone: (325) 649-8607


Casey Cox, Grounds Supervisor

Originally from Denison, Texas, Casey began working in the green industry in 2008 as a crew leader for JP Landscape Supply Inc. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice from Sam Houston State University in 2011. That year, he moved to Brownwood after accepting the position of grounds supervisor and he became a Licensed Landscape Irrigator in 2012. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with family and friends as well as hunting and fishing.

Phone: (325) 649-8090


Roger W. Dewell, Maintenance Supervisor

Roger began employment with the university on May 28, 2013. He joined HPU from Kohler Company where he served as a robotics technician in the vitreous division of the Brownwood plant from 1998-2013. He was responsible for the installation and maintenance of Fanuc demolding robots and Gaiotto spray robots. Prior to Kohler, Dewell was a journeyman electrician for Brown Electric, working in New Mexico for the Williams Corporation.

Roger oversees the daily operation of the maintenance and mechanical associates in facilities. He processes work orders, prioritizes work, estimates labor and material for projects, and deals with all contractors and contract labor.

Roger holds certifications in Fanuc robotics programming, Gaiotto robotics programming, Siemens PLC programming, Allen Bradley Rockwell PLC programming, CNC programming, mechanical, electrical, and welding.

Phone: (325) 649-8825


Ann Johnson PHR, Supervisor of Custodial Services

Ann has been at Howard Payne since the beginning of 2013. Her most recent previous work experience is seven years in human resource management. Prior to that she worked extensively in team building and production management. She enjoys working off hours with home and office organization. Ann is the Women’s Connection ministry leader at Victory Life Church where she and her husband attend.

Phone: (325) 649-8051