Matt is the Chief Information Officer and Executive Oversight for the STEP. He has been an Ex-Officio member of STEP since 2013. As Chief Information Officer, Matt has responsibility for technology and information services at the University of Montana. Matt reports to the President, is a member of the Council of Vice Presidents and a member of the President’s Cabinet. He is a non-voting member.
Nathan acts as both the Chair of the STEP and as a student member. He is the Systems Administrator/Internal Projects for CHPBS IT, and an Assistant Technician at the University of Montana College of Business. He is a student of the College of Business, studying MIS and Cybersecurity.
Josef is a voting member. He is an Associate Professor of Mathematics and Chair of the Department of Applied Arts and Sciences at the University of Montana. He began teaching mathematics at UM in 1989 and moved to a tenured position in the Department of Applied Arts and Sciences in 1995. His primary research interests involve applications of computer technology to increase studetn success in mathematics courses. He recently directed a $750,000 federal grant to design a computer-based mathematics curriculum that improves student success and reduces the amount of time students spend in developmental mathematics courses.
Martin is an Associate Professor of Instructional Technology and Science Education in the Department of Teaching and Learning. He is a voting member.
Chuck has been with the university for nearly two decades. He has a BS from Montana State University and a MA from the University of Montana. Chuck has served on several campus committees including Tech Partners Board, Staff Senate, and STEP. He currently operates the Social Science Research Laboratory (SSRL) for the College of Humanities and Sciences. The SSRL provides computer-oriented teaching environments and technical research laboratories to students, researchers, faculty and staff. He is a voting mmeber of the STEP. He can be reached at email@example.com, (406) 243-5381, SS259D.
Jesse oversees a team of professional staff and student staff who provide quality support to student services departments including campus housing, the student union, dining services, the health center and offices providing services to minority student groups such as veterans, native americans and students with disabilities. Jesse is intentional about learning and encourages others to do so, focusing on personal and professional development for members of his team in an effort to be more than typical IT support. He strives to have shared expectations and transparency in communication with those served, treating them as partners through a project rather than clients or customers. He focuses on quality service, efficiency, and value when leading his team and works to empower them to realize success. An active and inquisitive member of many campus committees and governance bodies, he spends much of his time engaging and working towards a more cohesive and effective IT organization across the campus at UM. He is a voting member.
Valerie CrepeauValerie is a Non-Voting Member who acts as a Liaison to the STEP. She is in charge of setting the agendas for each meeting, keeping the STEP projects on track and moving forward. She provides the committee with historical knowledge of the committee, as she has been working with STEP the longest. Some of her other roles in the STEP are information dissemination, allocation process management, oversight on the review and execution of processes, and supervision of the student website manager. Her primary contact information is (406) 243-6301 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Josie is the Website Manager for the STEP. She provides communication support for the STEP and participates as a voting member, and provides assistance to her supervisor, Valerie, in her duties. Josie is part of the Student Technical Assistant Program (STAP). The STAP program provides students with online training opportunities with competency level requirements. She is graduating this spring from the College of Business with a degree in Management Information Systems and a certificate in Data Analytics. After graduation, she will moving to Seattle to work as a Data Analyst for a Microsoft Technology Consulting company.
Sarah is a voting student member of the STEP. She is an especially enthusiastic UM student majoring in Marketing & Political Science with an emphasis in Public Law. She is a former ASUM Senator and remains an active student leader at the University of Montana. She is dedicated to a lifetime of civic duty and aspires to run for the U.S. Congress as a bi-partisan representative for Montana and The United Stated of America. Sarah is a software technician at Griztech, with a strong background in computer science, data analytics, and information technology.
He is a voting member.
Colin is a voting member. He is a sophomore at UM, double majoring in Political Science and Sociology. He has an interest in technology and sustainability.