Lewis and Clark Community College approves new IT roles


Dylan Suttles, Staff Writer Nov. 19, 2023 Lewis and Clark Community […]

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Lewis and Clark Community College

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GODFREY — Lewis and Clark Community College trustees voted Tuesday to approve three new IT roles to the college campus.

“Not only will these positions bring needed skill sets to the IT team, they will also relieve pressure from other IT positions allowing them concentrate on their primary job duties,” L and C President Ken Trzaksa said at the college board meeting. “The findings of the recent IT and Data Assessment report recognized the need of these additional positions and the value they will provide.”

The new positions are:

Business Analyst: This person will be the primary liaison between the business operations of the college and information technology (IT). This position is responsible for analyzing business processes, identifying areas for improvement, and making recommendations for improving business processes. This position will also develop technology training materials to support current and future business needs.

Data Analyst: Data-driven decisions are critical to success of L and C’s mission. This capability is being expanded on with the addition of multiple dashboards, reports and institutional research initiatives. The data analyst will be responsible for designing, developing and maintaining the institution’s data architecture and data governance, which makes data-driven decisions possible and sustainable.

Network Technician: There is currently only one dedicated network and system support position at the college. One position is not adequate to handle supporting over 100 servers and a 5,000+ device network while also supporting the implementation of new business technology systems. Because of this, the current director of campus technology assists with network and system support which reduces their ability to plan and strategize the advancement of L and C’s usage of data and technology. Additionally, with only one network and support position, there is no one to cover this critical need when that person is out of the office. 

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