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Mark Bodenschatz
Mark Bodenschatz

Assoc. Athletic Director for Facilities & Operations

Mark Bodenschatz was named Associate Athletic Director for Facilities and Operations in May 2007.

Bodenschatz serves as the facilities coordinator for Intercollegiate Athletics (ICA) and is responsible for capital planning and major maintenance. He has oversight of ICA's building coordinators, field maintenance staff, operations staff, event staff, IT staff, Intramural, Strength and Fitness programs, Club Sports, Team Sports, Ability Athletics, and Auxiliary Enterprises including golf courses, ice pavilion, tennis center, and Stone Valley Recreational Center. In addition, Bodenschatz serves as the Director of Game Day Operations at Beaver Stadium.

Bodenschatz serves on University-wide committees including: the President's Task Force for Workplace Environment; Penn State Emergency Management Group; the University Access Committee; Intermodal Transportation Committee; Enterprise Risk Management Finance and Business Key Initiative; Environmental Stewardship Finance and Business Key Initiative; and the Facilities Fee Advisory Committee. Previously, Bodenschatz served on the Ethics and Conflicts of Interest Committee and the Strategic Security Planning Group.

A licensed professional engineer, Bodenschatz holds Bachelor (1987) and Master (1997) degrees from Penn State in Architectural Engineering. He is a member of Tau Beta Pi, National Engineering Honor Society; Stadium Managers Association; and International Association of Assembly Managers.

In addition to his duties at Penn State, Bodenschatz is a lead trainer with the National Center for Spectator Sport Safety and Security (NCS4) at the University of Southern Mississippi, offering Event Risk Management Workshops for NCAA Division I, II, and III colleges and universities across the country in fulfillment of a grant from the Department of Homeland Security.

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. During his role as project manager, Bodenschatz led the design and construction of Sarni Tennis Center, Multi-sport Facility, Lasch Football Training Facility, and managed the design of the 2001 expansion to Beaver Stadium.

Prior to 1990, Bodenschatz worked for two architectural engineering firms: Wallace and Watson in Allentown, PA and Comprehensive Design in State College, PA.

Bodenschatz resides in Boalsburg, PA, with his wife, Heather, daughter Hope and son George.

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