Paul Stokes is the CIO for the University of Northern British Columbia and has 18 years of IT experience for which the previous 9 have been with UNBC. He currently holds numerous industry certifications that include B.Sc., MCT, MCSE, MCDBA, MCSA, MCDST, CCNA, OCP DBA. For the majority of his IT career, he has been a Senior Systems Administrator specializing in Microsoft Server and developer technologies, systems integration and systems management. In addition to his systems administrator experience, he has been actively involved in network, database, and software development roles of design, implementation, deployment, and testing. His current role is the manager of the Administrative Computing and Information Services departments software development team and is actively involved in business development initiatives at the UNBC.