Dan BollmanVice President for Strategic Infrastructure Planning and Facilities
In his role as MSU vice president for strategic infrastructure planning and facilities, Dan Bollman oversees Infrastructure Planning and Facilities (IPF) which plans, builds, maintains and beautifies MSU’s physical environment.
Under Bollman, IPF has focused on three key areas: people, to provide an inclusive, safe, and engaging work environment to help advance individuals and teams; partnership, to build strategic and trusting relationships with customers and campus and community partners; and stewardship, to ensure IPF uses its resources strategically and maximizes the return value to MSU.
Since Bollman was named vice president in 2013, IPF has overseen multiple projects that have greatly expanded MSU’s capacity for world-class teaching and learning including the Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building which supports MSU’s investment in the Global Impact Initiative; the STEM Teaching and Learning Facility, which houses 117,000 square feet of modern classroom, laboratory, and collaborative space; and the Bio Engineering Facility, which provides a 130,000-square-foot space for collaboration and leading-edge scientific and medical research. These projects and more have helped expand MSU’s building space to 24.5 million square feet, up from 22 million square feet a decade before.
Bollman has also directed IPF during a renewed focus on sustainability, evidenced by the elimination of coal burning at the T.B. Simon Power Plant, the creation of the largest solar carport in North America, a planned 100-acre solar farm south of MSU’s main campus, and active preservation of MSU’s campus arboretum, about 20,000 trees.
Bollman is a registered professional engineer with decades of experience in design and construction. After graduating from Michigan State University with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, Bollman spent five years managing the construction of major projects with the United States Naval Civil Engineer Corps. He then returned to MSU to work in various capacities within Planning, Design and Construction before becoming director, where he was responsible for all estimating, design and construction activities on campus related to construction of new facilities, renovations, maintenance and repair, infrastructure and landscape.
Bollman holds a master’s degree in resource development, is a LEED Accredited Professional and a Certified Educational Facilities Professional. He is active in the Construction Owners Association of America and the Association of Physical Plant Administrators.
Sherri JettDirector of Power and Water
Sherri Jett carries a variety of responsibilities as the lead for MSU’s Power & Water department. As a business manager for the power and water plants, she oversees the utility’s entire infrastructure. From the business side, she steers efforts in developing capital and operating expense budgets for the fiscal year, and from the operating side, she manages a team to keep power, steam and water supplied across campus.
Jett holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in chemical engineering and is a Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Michigan. She attended MSU for her freshman and sophomore year before transferring to the University of Virginia to finish her degree.
Adam LawverDirector of Campus Services and Interim Director of Building Services
Adam Lawver provides leadership and strategic vision for Custodial Services, Landscape Services, Surplus Store and Recycling and Transportation Services.
Lawver’s goals include helping employees and campus customers advance their knowledge and transform their lives through MSU’s mission, and to create a work climate that promotes and recognizes diversity, life-long learning and the achievement of results. He believes that people should experience an aesthetically pleasing, safe and sustainable campus environment.
Lawver is a national Baldrige examiner, licensed landscape architect and has held multiple roles at MSU beginning as a student employee. His most recent position was the interim director of Landscape Services. Lawver has an MBA in Integrative Management, Master of Science in Construction Management and a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, all from MSU.
Christine LeeseChief of Staff and Interim Director of Support Services
Christine has been with MSU for over 25 years, most of that time spent in Administration. She has extensive institutional knowledge and has provided leadership to several campuswide initiatives that support a culture of high-performance, innovation and inclusion. Since joining Infrastructure Planning and Facilities as their Chief of Staff in November of 2020, she leads strategic planning efforts, monitors organizational performance, and drives continuous improvement. She works to understand the climate and pulse of IPF, a workforce of about 1100 employees, and serves as a sounding board for the vice president. She directly oversees several administrative functions including Communications and Learning & Development and is known for her positivity, drive and passion. She is currently serving as Interim Director of Support Services, overseeing IPF finances, data analytics, capital project accounting, safety, and material & logistics areas.
A graduate of Michigan State University, Christine received her bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing and is a recipient of the Jack Breslin Distinguished Staff Award & Robert F. Banks award for Institutional Leadership.
John LeFevreDirector of Planning, Design and Construction (PDC)
John LeFevre oversees that Planning, Design and Construction teams that deliver major projects for the university, such as the Music Building addition, Business College Pavilion and Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building.
LeFevre last served as the design administrator within PDC. Before returning to MSU in 2011, he was the senior associate and vice president of Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr and Huber, Inc. from 1989 - 2011. An engineer by trade, LeFevre has a Master of Science degree in civil engineering from MSU. Following graduation from the College of Engineering, he worked as an engineering student and as a professional engineer on campus for several years.
Michelle RutkowskiSenior Human Resources Officer
Michelle Rutkowski is the senior HR officer for IPF. She and her team support employees and supervisors through the employment lifestyle touch points: recruitment, onboarding, performance & training, retention and succession planning. The IPF HR team also helps employees navigate compliance issues such as FMLA, ADA, Workers' Compensation, RVSM, ADP and OIE, as well as labor relations and IPF employee metrics. Rutkowski leads the Workforce Engagement Committee and represents IPF in union grievances, arbitrations and special conferences.
Rutkowski began her career as a hotel front desk clerk and left as the senior director of guest and associate services overseeing front desk, housekeeping, maintenance and human resources functions. After leaving the hotel industry, Michelle worked as a senior HR specialist for Ingham County where she developed and facilitated the county’s first supervisor training program. Michelle joined MSU’s Office of Employee Relations in September of 2014 and transferred to IPF HR in 2015. In 2019, Michelle co-chaired the MSU onboarding and offboarding initiative which created the university’s new employee welcome program as well as a comprehensive website dedicated to supporting new employees and their supervisors. Michelle has a Bachelor of Science in business administration-management from Central Michigan University.
Dick TempleAst. Vice President for Real Estate and Capital Planning
As the assistant vice president, Dick Temple provides greater visibility and focus to the university’s approach to land acquisition and development. He leads a strategic approach toward real estate endeavors, and expansion and development opportunities.
Temple came to IPF from the MSU Office of the Executive Vice President for Health Sciences where he was responsible for facility and real estate strategy, and oversaw properties in Grand Rapids, Flint, East Lansing and Detroit. He also played a critical role in the development of the Grand Rapids Innovation Park, which now includes the 163,000-square-foot Grand Rapids Research Center and the 200,000-square-foot Doug Meijer Medical Innovation Building, the 135,000 square-foot Perrigo North America Headquarters and a 600-space parking deck.
Previously, he worked in the private sector at URS Corp. as principal-in-charge of its Michigan higher education practice, and The Christman Co. as pre-design manager, among other positions. Additionally, he is a licensed architect and a LEED Accredited Professional with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in architecture from the University of Texas at Austin.