With a mix of warm wishes and regret, Student Affairs Information Technology announces the upcoming retirement of our colleague, David Fuller.
In recent years, David has worked in SAIT helping end users with customer support. But did you know he has more than 34 years of history working for the University of Connecticut? Just prior to his employment at UConn, David worked for the State Department of Health. While in this position in the early 1980s, he decided to take a computer certificate program at Manchester Community College. It was then that he had his “A-ha!” moment and fell in love with computer programming. When he started working at UConn’s Department of Residential Life in 1985 as a mainframe computer programmer he couldn’t believe that he could actually get paid for doing such fun and interesting work!
David remained the sole computer support professional for Residential Life for about 10 years, from 1985-1995. He performed a variety of tasks ranging from programming to networking to technical support, as well as providing computer assistance to neighboring departments: Dining Services and Fraternity & Sorority Life. Through the mid-90s until 2005, David worked as a technical team member of the Residential Life Technology Department. When SAIT was formed in 2005, David transitioned from programming to a customer support role where he could work more with end users, sharing his years of knowledge to help train them on technology and software products.
Over the years David has been recognized many times for quality work, service dedication and once he even received an award from the President of the University. Though if you ask David, he says the most gratifying recognition has always come from the personal notes and thank you’s from the customers he supports in Student Affairs.
In his own words, David recently was married to the best woman, Rachel, whom he has some pretty amazing plans with as he takes these next steps into retirement. David and Rachel both enjoy travelling out west in search of ghost towns as well as thrill-seeking activities such as indoor skydiving and surfing! David also plans to assist the American Red Cross as an emergency communications amateur (Ham) radio operator. It sounds to us in SAIT that plenty of excitement and adventure await David and Rachel!
Please Join Us!
We are hosting a party on Friday, March 27, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at the SAIT Student Union Office in Room 204. Cake and light refreshments will be served. Please join us in honoring a cherished and valued employee and wish him well in his retirement!
Contact Padma Srimatkandada in SAIT if you have any questions regarding the event. 6-4559