Director Of Telecommunications
Division - Administration and Finance
Department - Information Technology Services
Unit - Telecommunications
Jim's responsibilities include providing telephone, cable television, university (bulldog)
card, student and administrative billing, telephone operator, internet, centralized
and television production repair services to the campus community. In addition, he
is responsible for providing the fiber optic, twisted pair, and coaxial distribution
systems on campus as well as the interfaced to common value-added, and private carriers.
He plans, staffs and directs the activities of technical specialists to provide these
services in a reliable, usable and cost effective manner in accordance with the university
mission. Jim interfaces with users to determine communications requirements and to
assess the impact and appropriateness of installed and/or new services and equipment.
He establishes local communications standards to insure compliance with university
and government-directed requirements, and monitors and analyzes local, state, and
federal tariff changes and regulatory legislation and their effect on installed services.
Jim is a member and actively participates in, MiCTA, West Michigan Telecommunications Association, Association of College and University Telecommunications Administrators, Meridian Users Association of Michigan, and the International SL-1 Users Association. He is also a 1996 graduate of the Cacubo Management Institute.
B.S. in Applied Mathematics with emphasis in Industrial Electronics, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan
Employed at Ferris since: 1985
This page was last updated on: 06/27/2011