As part of the recent staff reorganization, Information Technology Services (ITS) is pleased to announce several new hires and new appointments.
Julie Goff joins the department as director of engagement. She comes to ITS from her job overseeing the Davidson Next project. Before joining the Davidson Next team in June 2014, she worked at Bank of America in Charlotte, for eight years. During that time, she served in a variety of program/project management leadership roles, including bank acquisitions, large-scale change initiatives, non-profit/government partnerships, and financial literacy programming. Julie is also a proud Davidson College alumnus with a major in economic. She is also a member of the North Carolina Bar.
Nick Roberts has been hired as manager, analytics and business intelligence. Nick started working with Davidson College as a business intelligence developer in January 2015. Working directly in College Relations, Nick developed all the custom solutions and data outputs during the BlackBaud CRM implementation. Nick's technology career spans 20 years with roles including developer, project manager, business analyst, BI architect, report developer, and implementation manager. He is a 1994 graduate of Western Carolina University where he majored in music, which gives him a creative and disciplined approach to new challenges. Nick starts working in his new role on January 1, 2017.
Lisa Smith is now permanent in her part-time role as special projects assistant. She has been instrumental in coordinating all sorts of departmental projects thus far, including our co-sponsorship of Ada Lovelace Day (with Math & Computer Science), support for the SACS review team, and our participation in national technology studies. Lisa has a long history with Davidson and ITS. She worked for eight years as the assistant to the director in E.H. Little Library, and she was the coordinator of student computing for in ITS for 12 years. She has also worked as the assessment and accreditation coordinator for the UNC Charlotte College of Business.
Jaimie Beatty, a senior database administrator in ITS, has been selected to serve as the applications team lead. This is a two-year leadership development role for internal team members. Jaimie has been with the college and ITS for 30 years and started out as an administrative programmer. She's also been a systems analyst and became a database administrator in 1994.
Andy Voelker, a network administrator in ITS, has been selected to serve as the infrastructure team lead which is a two-year appointment. Andy has been with the college for just over a year but has previous higher education leadership experience. He came to Davidson from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at UNC Charlotte, and before that he worked nine years at Western Carolina University, most recently as the manager of student computing. He has also served a two-year term as the director of new initiatives at ResNet, Inc.
Mike Barth will be moving from his role on the applications team to serve as the new relationship and project manager, administrative portfolio. Mike is another ITS veteran having been with the college for 10 years serving as both technical support analyst II and enterprise application programmer analyst. His experience with providing excellent end-user support and project management make him ideal for his new position, which will start on November 1, 2016.