It is with mixed emotions that we say farewell to Chris Boucher, SAIT Tech Support Manager. After 16 years at the University, Chris will be retiring at the end of May!
Chris began his employment at UConn working as a clerk at the campus bakery. He remembers filling cabinets with baked goods for the mid-day and dinner runs out to the dining halls. However, Chris’s career ambition was to work in IT, as he had 20 years prior experience in IT data center management. This experience, combined with impeccable work ethic, allowed him to move into a leadership position in the Dining Services technology group.
In 2004, when the SAIT department was formed, Chris was selected to manage the Technical Support team. At the time, Tech Support managed all help center calls as well as hardware, inventory and technical field support for the Division. Tech Support was also responsible for managing all SAIT student labor, which is the work that Chris is most proud of in his tenure with UConn. Several of his student workers have gone on to successful careers and Chris credits his ability to patiently and realistically prepare them with applicable skills in the real world. He remarked: “Every day should be student appreciation day.”
During retirement, Chris plans to move to Virginia to be closer to his daughter, Shelli, who was once an SAIT student worker herself. Shelli received her DMD from the University of Connecticut in 2013 and currently practices dentistry, while also travelling internationally as a public speaker and dental coach. Chris plans to travel alongside Dr. Boucher as her assistant. He also plans to learn how to grow an organic garden near his new home.
Please join us to wish Chris well!
Location: SAIT office in Rome Commons on the ground floor
Time: Tuesday, May 30th, 1:00pm – 3:00pm