Ron Parker is the Director of Information Technology at Brazosport College, a public community college located in Lake Jackson, Texas. Ron's team is responsible for all desktop computing, academic computing, administrative computing, networking, servers, telecommunications, voice communications and other technologies at the college. Ron's particular interests are in networking, telecommunications and network security. Prior to moving to back to his home state of Texas, Ron worked on a variety of technology projects at the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS) in Boulder, Colorado. He chose the IT field one hot summer while studying at Baylor University when he realized that people would pay him for playing with computers and that working with computers meant he would usually be close to the air conditioning.