Bret Jacobsen

Senior Information Technology Specialist


Bret is the coordinator for Information Technology Support for the academic units of the CBA. He is responsible for configuring and maintaining the college file and web servers as well as office, classroom and lab PC's, peripherals and all multimedia equipment. Bret trains and supervises student technical assistants but the troublesome problems are all referred to him for resolution. Security issues occupy an increasing amount of Bret's time and we appreciate the work it takes to keep ahead of the bugs that are constantly trying to infect our network and personal computers.

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