Rob Anson, professor of information technology management in the IT-SCM department, is retiring after 27 years of service to the university.
A reception is planned for 3-5 p.m. Thursday, April 13, in the Lookout Room in the Student Union Building. Light appetizers, refreshments and cake will be served.
Anson has been involved in a variety of campus-wide projects all the while teaching classes in database, senior projects, business intelligence, and system analysis and design. Throughout all the design and configurations of automated tools, Anson always has tried to keep in mind that the key to successful implementation is to work with people’s processes and fit those into the systems. For the first 10 years of Anson’s career, he was instrumental in working alongside other COBE faculty in fundraising and securing grants for computer labs. Anson worked facilitating teams by serving as the liaison for various group decision support systems where members could brainstorm, vote and add input to projects using the electronic meeting rooms, which he and colleagues built with grants.
Within his department, he also led curriculum change efforts, conducted extensive student advising and guided student organizations through many computer repair fairs for the community, as well as national student competitions.