Facilities & Security

The mission of the Office of Facilities and Security is to direct efficient facility operations and high level employee productivity for Meharry Medical College through specialized training to sustain safety in job performance that fosters a safe, secure, and comfortable environment for all students, employees, patients, and visitors.


The Office of Facilities and Security will be recognized as impressively responsive to college constituency request for assistance.

Campus Operations

The Department of Campus Operations is a part of the Division of Academic Support, Operations, Technology, and Planning, with responsibility for General and Mechanical Maintenance, Custodial Services, Roads and Grounds, Moveable Properties, Event Setup, and Project Management.


Our mission is to operate, maintain and improve the physical facilities with dedication, care, concern thereby providing safe, clean, comfortable environment for students, faculty staff, and visitors.

Contact Facilities & Operations

Thomas Quarles

Chief of Campus Safety and Security
(615) 327-6254

Office of Campus Services
Meharry Medical College
Power Plant, 2nd Floor 1005
Dr. D. B. Todd, Jr. Blvd.
Nashville , Tennessee 37208
Phone: 615.327.6800

Lewis Ethridge

Director of Facilities
(615) 327-6800

The Department of Campus Safety and Security (DCSS) is committed to protecting the MMC community through community policing practices and community education with regard to individuals and their property. Campus safety also requires a commitment from the community to take responsibility to report crimes and suspicious activities, and by practicing good and practical crime prevention techniques.


Use the links below to locate the following information:

Meharry Alert Sign-Up

How to report a crime

View Crime Logs

Crime Prevention

Clery Report

Parking Policy

Emergency Preparedness Plan

MMC Security Escort Service

Visitors and Contractors Building Access

DCSS Staff

DCSS Active Shooter Pres.2023

Message From The Chief

MMC Building Access Policy

Parking Waiver Form

Key Request Form

ID Request Form

The men and women of the DCSS are committed to the highest standards of professionalism and service. As always, we welcome feedback on how we can better provide a high degree of service to you.


Departmental Contact Number: (615) 327-6254

Thomas Quarles

Chief of Campus Safety and Security

Frank Hursak


Laura Winston, AA, Sr, BS