I graduated from Wichita State University with a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 1995. I spent nearly 9 years working in IT at The Cessna Aircraft Company as a Programmer and System Administrator from 1995 - 2004. During that time I went back to school and earned an MBA from Wichita State University through the Executive MBA program, graduating in 2001. I joined the IT staff at Wichita State University in 2004 as part of the architecture and implementation team for the roll out of the Banner ERP system for the campus. I have been at Wichita State since 2004 and in 2008 was given the opportunity to manage the Server and Database teams. I attended my first EDUCAUSE Conference in Dallas in 2006, and have been a regular attendee since that time.