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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
( July 8, 1997)
SDSM& T SELECTS NEW DIRECTOR OF INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY SERVICES
The South Dakota School of Mines and Technology has selected Ms. Katherine ( Kata) McCarville to be its new Director of Instructional Technology Services ( ITS). ITS operates and maintains SDSM& T’s campus Local Area Network ( LAN), the cable infrastructure, and all centralized computing resources ( TechNet) that are available to faculty, staff and students. McCarville’s responsibilities also will include managing the delivery of the many distance learning courses offered by SDSM& T.
In addition, ITS is responsible for campus video services, downlink services, RDTN ( Rural Development Telecommunications Network) site, and has audiovisual support resources that can be utilized for classroom instruction. The ITS staff assists faculty in the transfer of cutting- edge instructional technology tools into the classroom, making the learning process more efficient and effective.
McCarville has a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a Master or Science degree in Geology from the Colorado School of Mines. She is currently working toward a Ph. D. in Operations Research and Management Science at Colorado School of Mines.
Since 1986 McCarville has held the position of Manager of Academic Services/ Assistant Director at Colorado School of Mines, where she was responsible for many aspects of CSM's computing and networking environment. While at CSM, she coordinated customer services, consulting, and " front desk" functions and operations; was the technical lead on many successful projects; served as the primary liaison and system manager for the administrative Information Services group; evaluated software; designed and implemented training programs and documentation; assisted with Unix system administration duties; and managed the videoconferencing facility.
“ Kata McCarville’s expertise and experience in technology management will be a tremendous asset to the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. She will help our university utilize the newest technologies, enhance our distance learning programs, and maintain our traditions of excellence in science and engineering education,” said Dr. Karen Whitehead, SDSM& T Vice President for Academic Affairs.
McCarville will begin her new position at SDSM& T on August 1, 1997.
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