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Thomas S. Dorr

Getting technology to work for us

Professional Profile

Software & Hardware Specialist for the Division of Student Affairs. Responsible for building and maintaining systems used University-Wide. Fostering the adoption of technology for efficiency and effectiveness for over a decade. 

  • Launched and developed Digital Signage at the University. Saved the organization over $20,000 by adapting an open source platform to work with the hardware. The initial 6 display install has been expanded to over 30 displays in twelve locations
  • Built a scheduling/appointment platform and touch screen kiosk system for the University Tutoring Center handling over 200 appointments and a 1000 visitors weekly
  • Built & Launched online workflow for student worker hiring. Over 150 workflows are initiated a month, reducing the process timeline from days to hours, a significant improvement institution-wide

Skills Summary

Advanced

  • Web App/Flow Design
  • Web App Troubleshooting 
  • Video Streaming
  • Scheduling Platform Administration, Design and Support                                 
  • Broadcast and Audio Visual System Administration, Design and Support
  • Information Technology Governance Board Member

Moderate

  • PHP Scripting
  • Database Reporting
  • People Counting Systems
  • Digital Mapping & Live Tracking                                                                           
  • Two decades of Linux Experience
  • Search Committee Work

Basic

  • LDAP
  • SAML for SSO  
  • Shell Scripting
  • System Maintenance
  • Office Applications
  • Adobe Creative Suite

Administrative/Technical Leadership - Southern Connecticut State University

20152017
Manager of Technology Systems for the Division of Student Affairs

  • Implemented university wide student employee workflow
  • Designed and built tutorial center scheduling and attendance tracking platform
  • Migrated in-house signage to cloud platform for expansion
20092015
Assistant Director of Conferencing/Technology for Student Affairs

  • Customized and adapted digital signage to university needs
  • Optomized Orientation check-in through coding a iPad friend web app
  • Built campus shuttle location web viewer
20062009
Assistant to the Director of the Student Center

  • Developed placement test web scheduling system
  • Reimplemented the fitness center management tool from VB to Web App
20032006
Student Affairs Intern

  • Focus on student involvement and technological issues
  • Hired, scheduled, trained, audited payroll for over 40 student computer lab monitors

Community Involvement

20102017
Wepawaug Flagg Federal Credit Union

Board of Directors Member

  • Served through two merger processes
  • Aided with the University relationship
2009 2017
SCSU Campus Television Channel

Faculty Advisor

  • Administration of funds
  • Vetted equipment acquisitions
  • Represented the organization at the Student Media Board
2002present
Northwestern Connecticut Sportsmen’s Association

Web Administrator and Technical Contact 

  • Domain acquisition, migration of sites to hosted services, content posting
  • Replaced network infrastructure
  • Planned out a multi-year surveillance initiative to cover five separate structures 

Recent Professional Development

  • Co-Curricular Mapping- Dr. Adam Peck - Steven F. Austin State University
  • Cultural Competency Training- Student Affairs Staff - Southern Connecticut State University
  • Autism Spectrum Awareness Training- Dr. Barbara Cook - Southern Connecticut State University
  • Diversity/Cultural Competency Training- Dr. Jane Fried - Central Connecticut State University 
  • Strengths Quest- Beth Moriarty - Bridgewater State University
  • Creating a Culture of Assessment- Dr. Gavin Henning - New England College

Education

19992003
Southern Connecticut State University - New Haven, CT

Bachelors of Science in Computer Science