This past summer we welcomed four new staff to our department and we said "thank you and best wishes" to four former ITSS employees. We are pleased to introduce the following staff.
Mr. Daniel Filipiak is the newest member of our network and telecommunications support team. Before joining ITSS, Dan most recently provided technology support for both the College of Pharmacy and the UMD Library. He also has had experience working in the private business industry as a network administrator. Dan earned a BS degree in Computer Information Systems with a minor in Computer Science from Minnesota State University, Moorhead, MN. Dan's work with ITSS will include planning, installation and maintenance support for our campus network architecture and infrastructure.
Mr. Steven Morrissey joined the ITSS application development and systems support teams early in July. Steve has been a member of our campus community for a few years, both as a student and an employee of the University. During the past three years, Steve was employed by the Labovitz School of Business and Economics, as an Information Technology Professional and a Lead Technology Assistant. He provided server administration for the collegiate unit, website development, and database application development and support for various LSBE business processes and functions. During his undergraduate experience, Steve was selected as a "UMD Student Employee of the Year." He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, majoring in Management Information Systems, from the University of Minnesota Duluth. Steve's responsibilities with ITSS include technology consulting, application and web software development, support of in-house developed and vendor-supplied department and campus database applications, and server administration.
Ms. Stacy Schweikert also joined the ITSS application development team in July. During her undergraduate education, Stacy was employed by the Labovitz School of Business and Economics as a Lead Technology Assistant. More recently, Stacy has worked as an Associate Technical Consultant and Programmer Analyst for private financial brokerage companies in the St. Paul/Minneapolis metro area, where she was providing a variety of technology support through business systems design, data management and application development. Stacy earned her Bachelor of Business Administration degree, majoring in Management Information Systems, from the University of Minnesota Duluth. Stacy's responsibilities with ITSS include business systems analysis, technology consulting, application and web software development, and support of in-house developed and vendor-supplied department and campus database applications.
The fourth staff member that recently joined ITSS is Mr. Yuanhuo (Kevin) Wu. Kevin is also a member of our application development team. Kevin recently was employed as a Senior Software Engineer with Banker's Toolbox, Inc., headquartered in Austin, Texas, and he also has worked as a researcher and software engineer for technology firms in Beijing, China, where he provided software development, and application and data management support. Kevin earned a Bachelor degree and a Master degree, majoring in Engineering and Computer Aided Design, from the China Agricultural University in Beijing, China, and a Master of Science from Purdue University, majoring in Application Design and Development. Kevin's responsibilities will be similar to both Steve Morrissey's and Stacy Schweikert's, which include business systems analysis, technology consulting, application and web software development, and support of in-house developed and vendor-supplied department and campus database applications.
All four individuals, Dan, Steve, Stacy and Kevin, have rich backgrounds in the technology profession, and their skills will greatly assist ITSS and the campus community.
The former staff members, who left ITSS this past summer, include Alex Jokela, Melissa Jokela, Josh Richard and Julie Viken. Alex Jokela and Julie Viken have transferred to University departments on the Twin Cities campus, and Melissa Jokela and Josh Richard have both accepted technology positions with private businesses. We are grateful for their work and tenure with ITSS, and we wish them well in their future endeavors.