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Charleston school facilities director dies

May 20, 2010
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CHARLESTON, SC — Mark Cobb, the executive director of facility services for the Charleston County School District who helped transform and improve its operations, died Sunday, according to The Post and Courier.
The school district recruited Cobb from a private company in 1990 to head the custodial department. His responsibilities grew through the years, and his most recent role involved supervising maintenance, custodians and grounds, utilities management, transportation and food services, the article stated.
School Superintendent Nancy McGinley said Cobb was one of the most well-regarded and well-respected people in Charleston and one of the most beloved district leaders.
"He gave of himself so much every day," McGinley said. "He was a great man, and we''re going to miss him. I don''t know how we''re going to do everything we did in school facilities without him."
Cobb helped lead the district in making its operations more effective and efficient while providing outstanding customer service. He brought the best commercial practices into the district and now others are benchmarking Charleston for its methods, the article noted.
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