Chris Greene
Chris Greene

August 29, 2018

ITS Division: Networking & Infrastructure

Service Area: Infrastructure Project Management & Estimation

What services do you and your teammates provide to campus?

Our teams provide physical infrastructure for wired and wireless networking. This includes fiber, analog, coaxial, and various types of ethernet cabling.

What campus units do you collaborate with?

Our customer list is broad. We partner with Campus, HealthCare, Athletics, UKPD, Delta Room, and remote sites ranging from Princeton, Ky. to Robinson Forest to perform upgrades, renovations, and new construction.

We also coordinate our efforts with external vendors such as Windstream, Spectrum, Data Strategy, and Anixter.

What are your workplace values?

Our crews seek to leave project sites clean and functional for the user. We strive to be efficient with our client’s time, cordial with our conversations to students, staff & faculty, and knowledgeable when training clients with new equipment. Honesty about scope, budget, and schedule is our greatest value. Keeping our stakeholders up-to-date with the immediate status of their project is essential as they prepare to utilize the network.

What is your favorite part of working in ITS and UK?

Walking away from a job that is complete. Our teams have the luxury of starting and finishing projects. Some projects last a few days, others (i.e. the Student Center) may last a few years. Regardless, the sense of accomplishment is what makes the work enjoyable. Relationships have also been an unexpected draw. People drive projects. Getting to know various groups around the University makes UK feel like a community not just a campus. I have been at UK for 6 years now. I enjoy the work, the variety, and the environment UK strives to maintain.