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Comprehensive Study Addresses Facilities Needs for One of Nation’s Premier Athletic Programs
Mark Bodenschatz was named Associate Athletic Director for Facilities and Operations for Penn State University Intercollegiate Athletics in May 2007.
Bodenschatz serves as the facilities coordinator for Intercollegiate Athletics (ICA) and is responsible for capital planning and major maintenance. He oversees ICA's building coordinators, field maintenance department, operations department, events department, and IT department. In addition, Bodenschatz serves as the Director of Game Day Operations at Beaver Stadium.
Bodenschatz serves on University-wide committees including: Penn State Emergency Management Group; the University Access Committee; Risk Council; IT Leadership Council; and the Facilities Fee Advisory Committee. Previously, Bodenschatz served on the President's Task Force for Workplace Environment, the Ethics and Conflicts of Interest Committee, Environmental Strategy Team, and the Strategic Security Planning Group.
A licensed Professional Engineer and a Certified Sports Security Professional (CSSP), Bodenschatz holds Bachelor (1987) and Master (1997) degrees from Penn State in Architectural Engineering. He is a member of National Center for Spectator Sport Safety and Security (NCS4), Stadium Managers Association; and International Association of Assembly Managers.
Bodenschatz is the 2014 National Sport Safety and Security NCAA Professional of the Year. This award recognizes a member of management in the field who has, over the past year, demonstrated outstanding leadership in addressing safety/security issues. In addition to the enhanced safety and security of their venue, the recipient's contributions have set an example for others to follow. The award is selected by each professional league, NCAA and NFHS and presented annually by a league official at the National Sports Safety and Security Conference & Exhibition.
In addition to his duties at Penn State, Bodenschatz is a lead trainer, subject matter expert, CSSP Panel Member, and Advisory Board Member with NCS4 at the University of Southern Mississippi. He is also an Adjunct Instructor for the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Services (TEEX) at the Texas A&M University.
Bodenschatz returned to Penn State in 1990, working at the Office of Physical Plant before he took his current position in ICA. In more than 16 years at OPP, he served in a variety of roles including Design Engineer, Project Manager, Manager of Design Services, Director of Commonwealth Services, and Director of Design and Construction.