The Diocese of Harrisburg is pleased to announce that Mr. Scott Udit has joined our team as the new director of Buildings and Properties. A member of Saint Theresa of the Infant Jesus Parish in New Cumberland and a third degree Knight of Columbus in Council 8921, Udit is looking forward to supporting the parishes, Catholic schools and the Diocese with their facility needs. Udit began his new role with the Diocese on January 4.
In this position, he will manage the properties owned by the Diocese; provide technical advice and support for the buildings and grounds at over 100 parishes and schools; supervise the Diocesan-wide asbestos management program; manage the facilities staff, including the Diocesan-wide shared maintenance program; and oversee and approve the planning, design and construction of projects, including working with architects, engineers and contractors.
“My role is to support the buildings and grounds of our schools, parishes and the Diocese as a whole. I’ll be involved with vendor contracts, maintenance and risk assessment,” Udit told The Catholic Witness during an interview on his first day. “I am hoping to use my background and knowledge to be of service to our parishes, schools and ministries.”
Udit has more than 20 years of experience and multiple certifications in the buildings and grounds field. Most recently, he was the director of buildings and grounds for the Central Dauphin School District.
“I view this role as one of support. What we do to support the buildings and properties of our parishes, schools and the Diocese allows each of those groups to focus more on their goals and ministry,” he said. “I look forward to supporting and learning more about our parishes and schools. There are a lot of parishes I’ve never visited. I look forward to learning more about the strengths and opportunities for our parishes and how I can assist.”
Udit added that in addition to looking forward to working with the parishes and schools in the Diocese, he is also excited to be in a position where he can marry his work and faith lives.
“I was intrigued when I first learned this position was open. I’ve never worked anywhere where I could marry my professional life with my faith life. I love my faith and I love this Diocese and I very much enjoy the profession I’ve chosen. The position appealed to me for those reasons,” said Udit.
Udit and his wife, Dorothy, have two grown daughters and are looking forward to becoming first time grandparents in February.
To learn more about the Office of Buildings and Properties, please visit www.hbgdiocese.org/about/diocesan-offices/buildings-and-properties.
By Rachel Bryson, M.S., The Catholic Witness