Duane Hess Network manager Information Technology Services Department UNK
Duane is responsible for the data network across the UNK campus, including the student residence halls. Most of the time, no one notices the network. It is only on that rare occasion when it will be "down" for a period of time that it comes to people's attention. Usually those times are after-hours, because Duane does much of his work in the middle of the night or on week-ends to avoid inconveniencing the customers.
Duane has played an instrumental role in a number of major projects on the UNK campus. For example, he designed the network installation in the residence halls, and wrote all of its technical specifications. For the recent West Center renovation, Duane planned the project, wrote the request-for-proposals, and coordinated the wiring. For the new College of Education Building, he planned the system and negotiated the purchase of the equipment. He's currently working on the Student Union renovation and addition project.
Pictured: Chancellor Kristensen, Duane Hess, and Regent Hatt.