IT Staff News

2023 UMS:IT Summit

The UMS:IT Staff Summit was held at the UMaine Campus in Orono on June 9, 2023, and was a huge success! Approximately 125 people attended in person and 25-30 people connected remotely.

Those in attendance had opportunities to learn about the fiscal challenges and opportunities facing the UMS, participate in conversations relating to the UMS Strategic Plan, and learn about the work of all IT teams.

The winners of the CIO Award, Extra Mile Award, and Team Impact Award were announced at the Summit. Congratulations to all of our nominees and to this year’s recipients: Xiumei Fang, Database Administrator – CIO Award; Angel Allen, IT Project Manager – Extra Mile Award, and UMS:IT Business Operations – Team Impact Award.

Staff were also celebrated and recognized for their Years of Service to the University. A big shout out to those with 25 – 40 years of service to the University of Maine System!

25 Years

Todd Boynton, Director of Unified Communications

Jerolyn Brokos, Technical Services Manager

Stephen Cousins, Supercomputer Engr/Admin

Ryan Gagnon, System Engineering Specialist

Lloyd Smith, Systems & Network Specialist II

Kathryn VanDine, Senior Analyst Programmer II

30 Years

Matthew Byther, Manager of ERP Solutions

Kenneth Grindle, Director Data Center Operations

35 Years

Bruce Bierce, Jr., ETL Developer I

40 Years

Kimberly Hikel, Software Support Analyst


New Staff Members

Please join us in welcoming the following new staff members to UMS:IT!

Antoinette (Toni) Avery IT Specialist CL3 UMS:IT Support Services, UMaine
Megan Bolter Data Governance Coordinator Information Security, UMA
Kathleen Campbell IT Specialist, CL2 Service Delivery & Support, UMA
Owen Fetzer IT Business Operations Coordinator UMS:IT Business Operations, UMaine
Tyson Gates IT Specialist, CL3 UMS:IT Support Services, UMaine
Christopher (Paul) Jarvis Senior Web Application Developer I Custom Enterprise Solutions, USM
Evan McLean Analyst Programmer II Custom Enterprise Solutions, UMaine
Martin Miles Network Engineer I Networkmaine/Infrastructure, UMaine
Brett Munster Helpdesk Manager UMS:IT Support Services, UMaine
Donald Rice IT Specialist CL3 UMS:IT Support Services, UMaine
Belle Ryder Associate Executive Director, Enterprise Networks Networkmaine/Infrastructure, UMaine
Kanishko Shahzaman IT Specialist, CL3 UMS: IT Support Services, UMaine
Sarah Urquhart Data Documentation Coordinator Projects & Professional Services, UMPI