MANHATTAN, Kan. – Doug Messer has been named the Director of Transportation for USD 383. Messer comes to USD 383 from the Riley County Fire Service where he has served for 17 years as the Assistant Fire Chief Supervisor. For 15 years, Messer also served as a bus driver, trainer and dispatch supervisor for USD 383 Transportation Services. He attended Manhattan Area Technical College and Kansas State University.
"I'm very excited to be coming back to USD 383 Transportation Services,” states Messer. “Having started with the district as a school bus driver in 1991, I feel like I'm coming home again. I realize there are challenges ahead, but am prepared to handle the changes caused by redistricting."
"Doug brings considerable experience and knowledge of school transportation services and equipment to the position of Director,” states Superintendent Bob Shannon. “Under Doug's leadership we will continue to provide a safe and reliable transportation system for our students to school, home and activities outside Manhattan-Ogden."
Messer will begin his position on June 4, 2012.