Staff Profile – Andrea Childress

Staff profile – Andrea Childress:

Title:  Executive Director, Information Services

Years at UNK: 21

Family: husband, Jeremy

Hobbies/Interests:  spending time with family and friends, teaching fitness classes, traveling

Areas of ITS responsibility: manage the Application Development team, serve as campus CISO (chief information security officer)

Tell us about the journey that led you to IT i.e. past school and jobs. MBA, UNK, 1998; BS Business Administration, emphases in management and management information systems, UNK, 1994. As the daughter of two teachers, education is important to me. I have been interested in computing technology almost as far back as I can remember, even taking evening computer classes in the early 80’s around 4th grade. I find IT work interesting and love that it is used to solve problems, make jobs easier, and help people. IT in education is always changing and provides a stimulating and challenging array of projects to which I can contribute. The team of people in ITS is an intelligent, fun, and eclectic group that tackles projects professionally, providing me with a rewarding career.

Do you prefer white, dark or milk chocolate?  dark

What was your favorite TV show growing up?  The Love Boat

What is your favorite thing to do on the weekends? Work out and binge watch Netflix.

What was (or is) your favorite video game? Dr. Mario

What is one professional or personal skill you wish you had that you don’t? The ability to sing on key.

What do you like on your pizza? Mushrooms and Canadian bacon

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