David Schoen, a Bear Valley resident, began service as executive director of Campus View, the housing facility for University of Wisconsin-Richland students, on January 6. Schoen is well-acquainted with the UW-Richland campus and Campus View. “I’m pleased to be returning to what I feel is a rewarding environment,” he said.
As executive director, Schoen is responsible for overall management of the facilities, overseeing office and residence life staff, working with the board of directors, community, parents and students.
“I aim to insure that students have an environment that will nurture their education--academically, personally—a place where they will benefit from social wellness,” he said.
Another significant focus for Schoen will be the new facility, currently under construction. It’s expected to house up to 26 students, bringing Campus View capacity up to 145 by the fall of 2014. “The new complex means more on the map at Campus View. Construction is well underway and progressing on schedule. I’ll help get that building up and running,” he said.
Schoen comes to Campus View’s management position with considerable experience at both Campus View and UW-Richland. From 1994-1996, he served as residence hall director at Campus View. He served as a member of the Campus View board of directors from 2001-2005, including terms as president and vice-president.
Schoen held a part-time position in UW-Richland Student Services 1994-1996, when he worked with students as a tutor and advisor, providing support for those adjusting to college. Students named him 1994-1995 Roadrunner of the Year, an award that recognizes a faculty or staff person for participation in and support of campus activities, accessibility to students, and a positive attitude toward UW-Richland.
As the executive director position at Campus View is half-time, Schoen intends to continue with his businesses, Turn-Key Builders and Em & J Properties of Plain, and Cornerstone Enterprises of Richland Center, which are construction, residential and office rental and leasing enterprises. In the late 1990s, he was involved through his construction work in renovation projects on the UW-Richland campus.
Schoen earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting at the University of Northern Iowa, where he served as a resident assistant in their student housing facility, and an associate degree in business administration at Scott Community College.
For more information about Campus View housing for UW-Richland students, visit online https://richland.uwc.edu/campus/resources/students/housing/campus-view . Or call Campus View at (608) 647-6709.