Friday, August 12, 2011

New Job, New Adventure

Friday, August 12, 2011
Interview Day
After literally months of anticipation, I accepted a new job on Monday as the new Director for Student Systems at Boise State.  This new position was created to serve as the voice for Student Affairs on our three-year campus roadmap project.  This roadmap consists of about ten large, enterprise-wide projects ranging from implementing a new document imaging system to creating a unified student web experience with a portal to rolling out our data warehouse system for all areas of campus for improved reporting capabilities, etc.  I am really looking forward to this new adventure... I definitely have a lot to learn, as I will be involved with planning and leading projects much larger than the projects I've managed in the past.  I hope that the experience I already have under my belt from six years in the Registrar's Office, plus the relationships I've built with faculty and staff all across campus will help me feel comfortable in my new role.  I hope that I can adequately represent the voice of the areas I will be representing on the project (mainly Admissions, Campus Community, Financial Aid, and the Registrar's Office).

Even though I'm joining a great leadership team, filled with people I have previously worked with on projects, it's a little bittersweet.  Over the last six years, I have made some amazing friends in the Registrar's Office... people I look forward to seeing every day.  They are my go-to people when I need to vent or want to share exciting news or need advice.  We even like to hang out outside of work - working out together, vacationing together, scrapbooking, making freezer meals, watching movies...  I know I will remain friends with many of these people, but it will just take a little more effort since I won't see them every day (although I will be working closely with them on the roadmap projects).  Needless to say, Mandy and I are already planning standing lunch dates and vent sessions :-)

So, I start on August 22nd... kind of an exciting way to start the first day of school!


TJ and Mandi said...

Congratulations! I think the change will be awesome. You will be a great leader.

Chase said...

Congratulations! That sounds like a neat position and you will do great! You are amazing Kimberly!!