||Steve M. East
Director of Purchasing and Facilities
Director of Purchasing and Facilities Steve East supervises the formal bidding required for public institutions. He also develops specifications in cooperation with appropriate staff members, solicits bids for required materials and services through legal notifications in local newspapers. In addition, Mr. East acts as the District representative on building and site construction projects and represents the District on facility-related matters with local, county, state, and federal offices, as well as coordinating District facility rentals. Mr. East also Supervises custodial, maintenance and grounds operations for all District buildings.
Mr. East received his A.A.S. degree in construction technology from Southern Illinois University in 1978 and graduated with his bachelor’s degree in architecture from Southern Illinois University in 1980. He began his District 211 career as building manager at Palatine High School in 1984, before moving to the administration center as director of purchasing in 1985. He was promoted to director of purchasing and facilities in 1991. Mr. East is active n the Rotary Club of Schaumburg, is a member of the Premier Credit Union Board of Directors, and is a Charter Partner for Boy Scout Troop 193. He is a 1976 graduate of Hoffman Estates High School.