Since the Fall of 2007 I have had the honor of managing a great team of programmer/analysts. My team has a great variety of strengths in the technical arena as well as other professional skills such as business process analysis. Our primary responsibility is to support the college's ERP applications, Advance (Alumni and Annual Giving), Homer (Student Information) and Parnassus (HR & Finance). As part of our support role, we also build applications to fill gaps in the ERP delivered software and create interfaces between the ERP systems and other system both on and off campus.
My history with the college started long before I obtained my current position. After high school, I spent two years as an undergraduate student at Ithaca College majoring in math and physics. I then joined the work force as a computer operator at a local bank. I took advantage of an opportunity the bank offered to learn computer programming and remained on staff there for a couple years. After leaving the bank, I did a number of things including some programming and some schooling. In 1980 I accepted an offer of employment from Ithaca College. As a programmer/analyst I worked first with the Admission system and then with Financials. After five years I left the college to pursue other interests including a three year stint in Va Beach, VA. But the call for home beckoned to me and I returned to Ithaca and the College in May 1988 and have been an employee here ever since.
I must say that I love working at the college. I love the benefits (three of my four children went to IC tuition free and I earned my undergrad degree here!) and I love the campus. It's just a great place to work.