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.
Julie Prouty, Co -Vice President of Conference Management
For the past 12 years, I have been supervising a constantly changing team of 21 student staff as the Gear Room manager, and great software is a tool that all generations need and appreciate. I thoroughly enjoy working with college students, because they teach me something new every day. My strengths are researching, event planning, color-coding anything possible and organizing people and places. I am originally from Michigan, graduated from Kennesaw State in Georgia and earned an MBA from Elon University. I currently live in Elon, NC where I am raising three children with my husband Ralph. In my spare time I work on DIY projects at our money-pit of a house, and I am also having fun learning video production.
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 6 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.
Chuck Rose, Clerk of the Corporation
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.
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
My 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, I started my full-time career as a Technical Support Specialist at a small university near the Jersey shore, Georgian Court University. During my seven years with the university, I transitioned from my initial position, to serve as the Instructional Technologist. From there, I moved on to Rutgers University as a User Support Specialist and Help Desk Supervisor. All the while, I pursued my Bachelor’s degree from Drexel University in Computing and Security Technology, earning my degree in 2017.
Outside of technology and education, I enjoy spending my free time (and money!) building and racing cars. When weather promotes it, I prefer to be outdoors enjoying the sun!
Travis Clay, Director At Large
I am Travis Clay from the University of South Alabama in Mobile, Alabama. I currently manage our University Help Desk and Desktop Support groups. During my 13 year tenure at USA, I’ve had the privilege of working in both our Hospital and Higher Education environments. Each year I attend the Student Technology Conference, I learn valuable information that I use to improve our services in some way.
Loriann Seluga, Director at Large
Loriann is the Student Computing Manager at Yale University Law School. She has worked in IT since 2001. She has a passion for educating and developing students and staff with all levels of experience. She is adept at communicating with technical and non-technical communities and experienced with both leading projects and participating as a valued team-member. She has been heavily involved with ResNet, Inc. for many years and served on the board most of those.
Nick Zevchek, Director At Large
I began working for Kent State University in January 2016, managing student employees which supported residence hall technology support issues (Tech2You). Prior to joining Kent State, I worked for Blackboard Inc. and in several retail management positions. Shortly after arriving at Kent State University, I was asked to take on the management our Service and Repair Center locations, which provide hardware and software support for Faculty, Students, and Staff. In January of 2018, the Service and Repair Center was consolidated with our residence hall technology support team (Tech2You). I currently manage the student teams across the Service and Repair Center, Tech2You, and our Faculty Refresh Imaging Center.
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