Nicholas Bovid named new facilities director

By Jessica Sierocki, co-editor-in-chief.

Nicholas Bovid was named the new Director of Facilities Management after predecessor Larry Ramseyer retired in December of 2017. With the new title, Bovid is inheriting new construction and renovation projects for the college.

“It’s a high level of responsibility. For the quantity and quality of all the projects going on here I’d say it’s a really exciting place to be at this time,” says Bovid.

After graduating from Midland High School, Bovid ventured to the Upper Peninsula to earn a degree in Mechanical Engineering at Michigan Technological University. Before working at Delta, Bovid worked for Dow Corning and Mid-Michigan Health. During his time at Dow Corning, he went to school and completed his MBA.

As new director, Bovid is responsible for overseeing projects such as the new Saginaw Center and renovations to the satellite center in Midland.

“The Saginaw Center is really exciting. Collaborating with the city of Saginaw and working through the state issues is a new experience. Just the size and the impact that it’s going to have in the downtown Saginaw region is pretty cool,” says Bovid.

Bovid is grateful for the work of Ramseyer who made his transition as smooth as possible as well as his new colleagues.

“I have to give credit to Larry Ramseyer and all of the great things he did for setting all of the projects up. He has everything laid out and planned out so well. It’s still a learning curve, but in terms of making this transition, he’s made it as easy as he could,” says Bovid.

“My co-workers have been great and we have a great support staff here. Larry had his hands in a whole lot of projects, so I’m doing my best to get a handle of them all, but at the same time it’s all new policies and procedures.”

Bovid balances being a family man along with his new position. During college, he and his wife Kristen survived a long-distance relationship and have now been married for 11 years. Together they have three boys under the age of five, one being a newborn. Two fur babies, a cat and a dog, round out the completion of their household. The family relocated back to their hometown of Midland after moving out of Michigan for a brief time.

“We moved to North Carolina for a couple years before I worked for Dow. Never in a million years did I think I would move back to the Mid-Michigan area, but as luck would have it, that’s where we wound up,” says Bovid.

Bovid is looking forward to the opportunities his new job will provide.

“Completing a lot of these big projects and seeing the impact that they have, both on how it affects the college and how well the community will embrace them, puts me in a pretty unique place to be right now,” says Bovid.

“I’m so appreciative to everyone reaching out to me and helping me fill the big shoes that Larry left. There’s a lot going on and I’m excited to see how it will all turn out.”

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