New Building Superintendent hired

Emily Clarke, Managing Editor

As of Monday, Dec. 5, Jesse Switzer holds the position of Building Superintendent.

Switzer will be replacing former Building Superintendent Al Avent who left the position in mid-September. The position remained vacant until Switzer’s recent hire.

According to Director of Facilities Stewart Walker, Switzer’s job entails “[the] primary oversight of the JCS physical plant and prioritizing, delegating, and completing work order.  In addition, his job will include event support and completion of preventive maintenance and selected projects.”

Switzer recently moved from his native town, Oxford, Mississippi. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in English and Philosophy from Lambuth University in Jackson, Tennessee and a Master’s Degree in Philosophy from the University of Mississippi. Most recently, Switzer taught at the University of Mississippi.

According to an email sent to the faculty and staff about Switzer’s new position, he was “well versed in general construction from a very young age.”  Walker said that in addition to teaching, Switzer worked with his family’s construction and cabinetry business.

According to the email, Switzer will be working a base schedule of Monday through Friday, from 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

 Emily Clarke is a Managing Editor for The Patriot and