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The Computing Center's name has changed! We are now known as the "Computing and Information Technology Center." See "Campus Computing News" in this issue for details. Due to the change, the following people have new titles:

  • Richard Harris was Associate Vice President for Computing and Communications Services and is now Associate Vice President for Computing and Chief Technology Officer.

  • Maurice Leathebury was Senior Director of Academic Computing and Assistant to the Associate Vice President for Computing and Communications Services and is now Executive Director of Information Technology and Academic Computing.

  • Coy Hoggard was  Senior Director of Administrative Computing and is now Executive Director of Administrative Information Systems.

  • Steve Minnis was Director of Mainframe Technical Services and is now Director of Enterprise Systems Technical Services.

  • Joe Adamo was Director of Network and Communications Services and is now Director of Communications Services.

  • Allen Bradley was Campus-wide Network Systems Manager and is now Manager of Network Computing Services.

The following are new employees:

  • Mitch Smith, Computer Support Specialist, Administrative Computing, EIS Project.
  • Steve Vrbka, Programmer, Administrative Computing, Payroll/Personnel Data Systems.

Awards, Recognition, Publications

Spring Graduates

We are proud to recognize the achievements of the following employees:

  • Matinka Dobreva, ACS GAL employee graduated with a Bachelor's of Science in Business Computer Information Systems.
  •  Debasish (Dave) Mukherjee, Programmer Analyst on EIS Project, received a Ph.D. in Information Science.
  • Samantha (Sam) Moss,  Computing and Information Technology Center Administration Administrative Assistant, received a B.F.A. in Drawing and Painting and a B.A. in English with a concentration in Literature.

Computing and Information Technology Center staff members were recognized at the President's Staff Sack Lunch May 8.

  • Chris Cofer, UNIX System Administrator, received an "Outstanding staff" award.
  • According to the May 16 issue of inhouse@unt,  a new feature of the staff sack lunch event beginning with the May 8 meeting, is that a Soaring Eagle is chosen from a drawing to be honored. The name of Alana Skoric, programmer/analyst for EIS Application Infrastructure, was drawn. A book she selects from a pre-approved list will be donated to the UNT library in her name.

Ken Sedgley, Telecommunications Manager, was profiled in "Ken Sedgley: Opening lines of communication" that appeared in the May 16 issue of inHouse@unt.

Student Computing Services Manager, Dr. Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner's commissioned work, Finish Line, for video, electronics, trumpet, and organ to be featured at the International Trumpet Guild annual conference May 22 at Texas Christian University. Finish Line will also be performed by the Mid-American Contemporary Music Ensemble at Bowling Green State University, Ohio in July at the Feminist Theory and Music annual conference where she will also present the paper, "Hear Me Now: the implication and significance of the female composer's voice as sound source in her electroacoustic music".

The following people were recognized as Soaring Eagles in the May/June 2003 issue of the Human Resources Newsletter:

  • Shannon Leach, Production Control Specialist, was thanked for working on a Spring Break weekend to process reports so that payroll would run smoothly.
  • JoAnn Luksich, Data Entry Coordinator, was praised being such a great resource.

Howard Shaw, Student Records Data Systems Programmer,  was recognized for his 15 years of service to UNT in the May 2, 2003 issue of InHouse@unt.

EIS News and Events

Check out the EIS Homepage for news and other information regarding the EIS Project. On the lighter side, many will appreciate the EIS Project Team Humor Page:

The EIS Project Management Team invites you to the Research Park, E-Wing second floor, for an overview and status update regarding the UNT System implementation of PeopleSoft for Finance, Human Resources, Contributor Relations, and Student Administration.

Presentations will be given at 1:30--2:30 PM, each Thursday on these remaining days in May:

May 22, 2003
May 29, 2003

Please RSVP to Leah Knack at with the session you would like to attend.