After five years with the MSB and Globe University family of schools, Adam Schefers was named campus director at the Plymouth campus. He started here on Dec. 3
Continuing to develop an already student-centered environment is the first order of business for Schefers.
“I have a lot of fun getting to know students and helping make their day,” he said. “A positive atmosphere and culture is going to aid learning, [inspire people to] volunteer, and learn life skills. If people are happy they are learning.”
Family intuition brought Schefers to MSB in 2008. His sister, Candi Janssen, the campus director at the MSB-Elk River campus, helped realize a career in higher education for him.
“My sister was director of admissions at the St. Cloud campus at the time,” Schefers said. ”She thought I would be a great fit, so I interviewed at the Brooklyn Center campus, and next thing you know, I had the job.”
Schefers thrived, as he was named staff ‘Rookie of the Year’. He played an integral role in the opening of the Elk River campus, before serving as director of admissions at the Minneapolis campus for 2 ½ years prior to his appointment at the Plymouth campus.
He graduated from the College of St. Scholastica in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in secondary education and is currently working on his master’s of business administration degree through MSB. An educator at heart, Schefers knows what creates a great learning environment.
“Diversity helps create eureka moments; getting different perspectives from different people,” said Schefers. “I believe a lot of students don’t realize they’re not just learning when they go to school, but they’re also teaching others.”
An open-door policy is in effect for Schefers, as student comments, questions and concerns will always be welcome.
“Everything we have done and will continue to do is geared towards ensuring students have every opportunity to be successful,” Schefers said. “I know some of the best improvements come from the students’ collective voices and we will continue the process of listening and evolving.”