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Bowdoin Reorganizes Facilities Department; Names Two to Leadership Posts

Story posted March 25, 2005

Theodore R. Stam of Cumberland and Donald Borkowski of Rockland will assume new leadership positions at Bowdoin College as part of a reorganization of responsibilities following the accidental death last October of Director of Facilities Management David D'Angelo.

Stam, who currently serves as vice president of facilities management at CB Richard Ellis/Boulos Property Management in Portland, has been named director of facilities operations and maintenance at Bowdoin. Borkowski, who has been serving as interim director of facilities management at the College since D'Angelo's death, will now serve as Bowdoin's director of capital projects.

The appointments were announced March 24 by S. Catherine Longley, Bowdoin's senior vice president for finance and administration and treasurer. According to Longley, the College has decided to split the leadership responsibilities between two administrators in order to better serve the College as it prepares for several major projects in the years ahead.

"The tragic and untimely death of David D'Angelo saddened and shook the entire Bowdoin College community, especially Dave's colleagues in facilities," said Longley. "Don Borkowski has led the department very successfully and has worked closely with me to analyze the future workload and responsibilities facing a new director. By creating two leadership positions, we now have a new structure in place that will serve Bowdoin well as we prepare to renovate our art museum and first-year dormitories, and to construct a new concert hall and hockey arena. Bowdoin is very fortunate to have the depth of experience, professionalism, and knowledge provided by Ted Stam and Don Borkowski."

Stam formerly served as general property manager for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey at Two World Trade Center. At Bowdoin, he will be responsible for the stewardship of the College's 1.9 million square foot campus in Brunswick. He will oversee the physical plant and coordinate planned and deferred maintenance projects on the campus. Stam will oversee the housekeeping, mechanical, electrical and carpentry shops, groundskeeping, environmental health and safety, and security functions at the College, will manage a staff of approximately 100 individuals, and will also manage all of Bowdoin's outside facilities vendor relationships. Stam earned his undergraduate degree in marine engineering at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y., and his master's degree in engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass. Stam is a licensed professional engineer in both Maine and New York.

As director of capital projects, Borkowski will oversee all aspects of the College's capital projects program including the planning, contract development and administration, design, permitting, and construction of major projects on campus. He will supervise a staff of two project managers in addition to all outside design and construction professionals. Currently Borkowski is overseeing a $20 million renovation of the Walker Art Building, the construction of two new first-year residence halls on South Street, and the design of a new ice arena. Borkowski joined the staff at Bowdoin in 1996 as a manager of capital projects. He earned his bachelor of science degree in 1981 at Montclair State College in Montclair, N.J. In addition, Borkowski studied architectural design and drafting as part of the associated applied science degree program at Bergen County Community College in Paramus, N.J.

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