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Here's how I make UF a happier place!

My History with CIRCA

Upon graduating from UF with my Bachelor's Degree in Astronomy, I began working at CIRCA as a Lab Operator while I did my post-baccalaureate work.

The timetable there after goes something like this:

1992 - 1993
CIRCA Lab Operator
    I was responsible for maintaining CIRCA lab assets and assisting users with minor hardware and software problems.

1993 - 1994
CIRCA Training Coordinator
    Develop and Execute CIRCA Operations internal training program.
1994 - 1996
CIRCA Training Coordinator (OPS)
    Develop and Implement CIRCA's Internal & External Training Programs and supervise the training specialists.
1996 - 1999
CIRCA Operations Supervisor (USPS)
    Develop and Implement CIRCA's Internal & External Training Programs and supervise the training specialists.

    In addition, I also supervised over 80+ Lab Operators, monitored the Operations "after-hours" pager and made coffee.

2000 - Present
ETD Technical Coordinator for the UF Computing Help Desk & CIRCA Training Coordinator (USPS)
    Manage and coordinate the UF Computing Help Desk's technical support to the University of Florida's Graduate school in the implementation of the Electronic Thesis and Dissertation initiative. I also organize technical workshops on the production of theses/dissertations.

    In addition to the above, I still develop and implement CIRCA's internal & external training programs, supervise our training specialists.

So as you can tell, my life at CIRCA has been relatively productive. Since I've been here, I've seen the creation of numerous projects that serve the UF community. Many of these were the result of the improvement in technology. Others however were the result of pro-active and visionary thinking on the part of my co-workers.

What's in store for the future?

Now that the University of Florida has instituted a campus-wide ETD submission requirement, I forsee our role at UF as increasing. I look forward to the tasks that lie ahead. I have a strong team working with me in both Training and ETD, and with them I believe anything is possible. Oh yeah, did I mention that adequate funding would help too?

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Last updated: February 16th, 2004