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We are comprised of three groups of IT support professionals dedicated to supporting our Faculty, Staff and Graduate Students throughout the College of Science.  We also have a dedicated Academic Site Specialist for each department to assist with the higher level, more research and/or teaching and learning needs specific to their respective department.

Our three Central Groups are comprised of the following:

Support and Systems Services -  Manager, Tanner Buffenbarger  

  • Microsoft Windows Desktop setup & support
  • Application installations & support
  • Computer Error support
  • Printing support
  • General How-To Support
  • Desktop Replacement
  • Desktop Relocation
  • Windows File Server Support
  • Group Authentication and Access 
  • Level 1 & 2 Phone support via helpline

Linux/ Unix / MAC Administration Support:  Manager, Steven Plite

  • Support for your Linux/Unix systems (RH, Ubuntu, ...)
  • Linux, Solaris, and BSD server and desktop installation and administration
  • OS X server and desktop and iOS device installation and administration
  • Linux and OS X laptop installation and configuration
  • Unix backups and account management
  • System monitoring and notifications
  • Custom software builds and infrastructure to support instruction and research

Web / Database Administration Support:  Manager, Eric Hassenplug

  • Departmental websites support and maintenance
  • Custom website configuration and setup for Faculty or Lab Groups
  • Custom web application/database development
  • Custom web application support

Other services offered by Science IT:


  • Quotes
  • Consultation
  • Approved Vendor Liasion


  • Liasion for any ITaP services


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