Michelle Ellington

Michelle Ellington

Michelle Ellington

June 17, 2020

ITS Division: Office of the CIO

Service Area: Facilities Information Services

What services do you and your teammates provide to campus?

Quality products that solve problems.  After 13 years of leading the Geospatial Team’s product offerings and internal workflows, today I employ Lean TPS, Lean Six Sigma, and project management tools to develop solutions that improve facilities-wide operations, promote efficiency, and increase employee satisfaction.

What campus units do you collaborate with?

Primarily Facilities Management with varied projects spanning diverse campus areas.  I’m also a proponent of collaborating with other universities to share best practices.  As Past President of the Campus FM Technology Association, I’ve been fortunate to visit and collaborate with many universities, from Ivy League schools to UK benchmark universities, applying valuable lessons learned across multiple FIS projects.

What are your workplace values?

Honesty, kindness, and play.  I believe we all need to play a little more and work harder at bringing a smile to each other’s day.

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

Today’s workplace technology landscape is a very difficult world for many employees to navigate.  I enjoy working for an area that is dedicated to making this easier for people.