Allison Petersen

Title: Assist Director of Buildings and Grounds
Dept.: Maintenance
Office: Pettit Bldg 2

Allison and her husband, Jon, moved to the Des Moines area in 2003. They both love Des Moines and now live in Beaverdale with their son, Jack, and their cat, Dennis. 

Academic Background

  • B.A. in Journalism & Mass Communication - University of Iowa

Start Date at Grand View

  • June 2012

Areas of Expertise

  • Purchasing
  • Maintenance
  • Direct Work Order System
  • Building Controls System
  • Door Access Controls System

Personal Interests

  • Jane Austen
  • Football
  • Reading
  • Dance
  • Health & Wellness

Questions & Answers

What makes Grand View unique among other universities?
The campus has the feel of a small town, but it's located in the middle of a bustling metropolis with so much to offer culturally and socially.
What is your favorite part about working at Grand View?
The opportunity to interact with students keeps me feeling young. It's also nice to think you're making a difference in a student's life, even if it's in a small way.
Allison Petersen