Robert Olsen, who retired as the Sturgis Public Schools Superintendent following the 2009-2010 school year, has been named as an inductee to the Michigan Association of School Administrators Hall of Fame.
The award recognizes outstanding leadership and dedication throughout his
career and beyond.
was a unanimous selection by his
peers in Region VII of MASA representing all superintendents in southwest Michigan.
Olsen is a 1967 graduate of Norway High School.
He earned his Bachelor's degree and a graduate degree from Central Michigan University and did post-graduate work at Michigan State University.
During his thirteen years in Sturgis, Olsen served St. Joseph County as President of the Superintendent's Association.
For many years he also served the southwest region of the State as legislative representative to the MASA governing body.
In 2007, Olsen
was selected as the Regional VII Superintendent of the Year, MASA State Superintendent of the Year and was also a finalist for the AASA
National Superintendent of the Year award.
Olsen also served the community by being a member of several boards.
didn't stay retired long.
was selected as a process consultant for a Kalamazoo
firm specializing in data integration.
He was then hired by the Portage Public Schools as a part-time Assistant Superintendent for Business and Operations.
also operates his
own consulting business, Synergy 1, which specializes in working with school leadership teams and not for profit governing boards and executive directors.