New Director of Facilities Announced at Saint Mary’s College

Ben Bowman was named director of facilities at Saint Mary's College this fall.
Ben Bowman was promoted to director of
facilities at Saint Mary's College this fall.
Gwen O’Brien
Director of Media Relations
Saint Mary’s College
(574) 284-4579

November 14, 2013 (Notre Dame, Ind.)—Saint Mary's College is proud to announce that Ben Bowman was promoted this fall from director of energy management to director of facilities. He has been with Saint Mary’s College for over three years. “Ben is a mission oriented individual who looks out for the best interest of the College,” said Vice President for Finance Susan Bolt.

Before coming to Saint Mary’s College, Bowman was employed as a mechanical design engineer at DLZ, an architectural and engineering firm in South Bend.  In his new position, he provides strategic and tactical leadership for the development and maintenance of the College’s physical facilities. Bowman is responsible for the general management and supervision of the maintenance, building services, grounds, and energy management departments. His office is also responsible for facilities planning and project management and he serves as the College liaison with the Sisters of the Holy Cross for shared services personnel.  

"I am excited to direct the facilities team into a sustainable, cost conscious, team building future,” said Bowman.  “I feel strongly in giving employees ownership of their work while motivating them to achieve success. I feel this empowerment model results in an increase in employee retention, loyalty, production, efficiency and safety awareness."

Bowman replaces Bill Hambling who retired from his position earlier this year.

About Saint Mary’s College: Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Ind., is a four-year, Catholic residential, women’s liberal arts college offering five bachelor’s degrees and more than 30 major areas of study, such as business, nursing, art, chemistry, and social work. The College’s single-gender environment has been proven, in study after study, to foster confidence, ethical leadership, and strong academic success. Saint Mary’s College ranks 76 among the 248 “Best National Liberal Arts Colleges” for 2014 published by U.S. News and World Report. Founded in 1844 by the Sisters of the Holy Cross, Saint Mary’s College’s mission is to educate women and prepare them for postgraduate success whether it’s a first job, graduate school, or postgraduate service.