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A new face brings about new change - Schumacher heads the Physical Plant facilities

September 25, 2015


A fairly new face is playing a large role in the 2020 plan: Frank Schumacher. On April 20, Jackie Looser, vice president of finance and administration, announced that Schumacher would be joining the Olivet College team. Schumacher was made the new director of facilities of the Physical Plant and comes with more than 20 years of facility management work under his belt. 


In addition to experience, Schumacher holds a bachelor’s degree in Management and Business from Western Michigan University. Some of his past employers include Kellogg, Western Michigan, YMCA and most recently, Marshall Public Schools. During his seven years at Marshall, he led a $35 million bond project to renovate part of the school, including a 900-seat auditorium, which was completed last year. 


When first asked, Schumacher said, he wasn’t sure why he came to Olivet, but, later admitted that while visiting the campus, thought, “I think I need to be here.” 


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