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ASU Names New Directors for Facilities, Student Academic Support

September 28, 2004

MESA, Ariz. -- Arizona State University announces the appointments of Kevin Shafer to director of Facilities Management and Cindy Boglin to director of Student Academic Support at the Polytechnic campus, effective immediately.

Shafer has been in the facilities management profession for nearly 15 years, where he has held positions of increasing responsibility first at The Metropolitan Community College campuses in Missouri and most recently at the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell as the physical plant director.

His experience will be key in the continued evolution anticipated for the campus as it moves toward a polytechnic-focused campus.

"I have held similar positions, but the project management aspect of this position really interested me," says Shafer. "The campus will be experiencing many changes to accomplish the goals set for the polytechnic mission, and this position will be critical in managing the physical plant projects that are being planned."

Boglin has worked in a student affairs capacity within academic units at ASU Tempe for about seven years, first with the Barrett Honors College and most recently with the W. P. Carey School of Business, before coming to the Polytechnic campus. She also served as the director of Student Activities for one of Indiana Universitys campuses prior to coming to ASU.

In her new capacity, Boglin will be responsible for coordinating student academic services such as tutoring programs, the learning and writing centers on campus, and learning communities. As an increased emphasis is placed on science and technology throughout the curriculum at the polytechnic campus, the need for strong academic services and support will be in even greater demand.

"The community culture of the campus and the opportunity to combine my student affairs and academic affairs experience is what attracted me to the position," says Boglin. "My knowledge in student leadership and student life will definitely help in my new role."

Shafer earned his bachelor's degree from Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, and has 50 percent of his master's degree completed through Keller Graduate School of Management.

Boglin has her B.A. degree in elementary education from Adrian College and M.A. degree in college and university administration from Michigan State University.