2019 – 2020 Board of Directors
Kathy Hausmann, President
She graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1997 with a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy. To help pay for her education, she worked as a student in the Office of Information Technologies on campus. She has been providing tech support to college students ever since. She attended her first Student Technology Conference (known at that time as the ResNet Symposium) at Emory University in 1998, presenting on the training concept she called the “ResNet Obstacle Course.” She has been actively involved in the organization throughout the years as a presenter, Program Committee member, Steering Committee member, Program Chair for the 2015 conference at Michigan Technological University, and currently serves on the ResNet, Inc. Board of Directors. When she’s not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and teenage daughter. She also volunteers with Destination Imagination at the local and state levels in Indiana.
Jon Wright, Co -Vice President of Conference Management
I attended my first ResNET conference in 1997 after accepting a newly created position at Syracuse University managing the brand new ResNET service. As a regular attendee of the conference since that time I have benefited from the ideas, enthusiasm and relationships I have discovered at these gatherings. In the past 4 years, serving alternately as Program Chair or Co Chair, I have been able to see more intimately the work that goes into a successful conference. Working with the program committee I have enjoyed interacting with the BOD and contributing the success of the conference. After watching the conference adapt in the past 22 years to a changing and challenging Higher Ed technical support environment I would like to join the Board of Directors. This would allow me to give back and support the conference by collaborating creatively and participating in the yearly conference creation process. I am excited by some of the new directions the conference took this past year.
Amanda Cockrell, Co -Vice President of Conference Management
KD Grainger, Vice President of Communications
KD Grainger is the Manager, Communications and RezNet Services at Western University (Canada). She manages a student staff team of 25-30 who support 6,000+ students in residence. KD has been working with students and technology in higher education for 7 years. She is a Western University Alumni with a Media/Broadcast Journalism degree. She began working at RezNet as a student and after attending a past ResNet conference changed her career path to continue working with students and technology.
In her spare time, KD enjoys reading (and reviewing) books, photography, and candle-making.
Tracy Landrith, Clerk of the Corporation
Tracy has worked as a IT Service Center Specialist and Student Staff Manager at Furman University since 2012. She manages a team of 20-30 students who support 3,000 +/- students, as well as, all faculty, staff, retirees, conferences and guests. She is a Southern Wesleyan University Alum earning her MBA and BSBA. Tracy has worked in Higher Education for almost twenty years and hopes to always work with students going forward. She resides in Greenville, SC – yeah, THAT Greenville.
Her first ResNet Student Technology Conference was 2017 in Cullowhee, NC. She was elected to the Board in 2019 in St. Louis, MO.
Roy Zumwalt, Treasurer
Roy is the Network Administrator for the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science at the University of North Texas. The Academy is a premier gifted and talented residential program for high school juniors and seniors interested in careers in math and science. He has been with the Academy for 16 years managing full time, part time and volunteer student staff in the support of the TAMS network in the areas of student life, academics, admissions and administrative offices.
Roy is currently working on a PhD in Information Science and has received his MS in Computer Education and Cognitive Systems and a BBA in Finance from the University of North Texas.
Roy has attended 13 ResNet conferences beginning in 1998 at Emory University. He has sat on several committees and became the Treasurer for ResNet, Inc. in 2010.
Sari Alshiekh, Director At Large
Sari is a Help Desk Supervisor at Rutgers University-New Brunswick. His career in technology began early on as a student worker at Burlington County College, since renamed to Rowan College at Burlington County. Before graduating in 2009 with an Associate’s degree in Computer Networking, he started his full-time career as a Technical Support Specialist at a small university near the Jersey shore, Georgian Court University.
During his seven years with the university, he transitioned from his initial position, to serve as an Instructional Technologist. All the while, he pursued his Bachelor’s degree from Drexel University in Computing and Security Technology, earning his degree in 2017.
Outside of technology and education, he enjoys building and racing cars and being outdoors in the sun.
Chuck Rose, Director At Large
Chuck is the Service Desk and ResNet manager for UC San Diego’s Information Technology Services. He supervises 12 career staff and up to 35 student staff who provide support to the approximately 11,000 residential students, 14,000 non-residential students and 20,000 staff and faculty.
He graduated from the University of California at Davis in 1997 with a degree in English, and attended his first Student Technology (then ResNet) conference at Kent in 1999. Since then he has attended each conference, and has been involved as a presenter, Program Committee member, and host for the 2007 conference.
Chuck lives with his wife Lacey and their 4 kids in north county San Diego, and enjoys soccer, coaching, and mobile photography.
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