Meet Greg Bies
Like many in ITS, Greg Bies started as student employee in Residence Life working as an RA and as a member of the former ResNet. After graduating from UW-Platteville in 1996 with a B.S. in Computer Science, Greg was hired permanently by IT in July 1997.
Today, Greg has a dual role as Telecommunications/Systems Engineer. His primary duties include managing our phone systems (both unified communications and Foundation Call Center) as well as contracts for phone service, local & long distance, cellular phones, US Cellular, and Verizon. As system engineer, Greg’s duties consist of managing a number of enterprise applications including the recruiter app for Admissions, Campus Call app for External Relations, and Astra Schedule for Registrar's Office. In addition, Greg manages UW-Platteville’s storage area network (SAN).
Most recently Greg served as project manager for the Unified Communications Project, bringing new phones and enhanced functionality to UW-Platteville in Summer 2015. The project doubled as the capstone for Greg’s Master of Science in Project Management degree through the Distance Learning Center, which he will complete in May 2016. It is a personal milestone in which he takes much pride.
"Going back to school to obtain my Masters is personally and professionally best thing I've ever done. In the process I have learned far more about myself and my interests and career progression than I have in the past. You're never too old to go back to school!"
Between studies and work, Greg reports he doesn’t have much down time, but when he does take a few minutes to unwind you might find him tending his livestock on Farmville or binge-watching Netflix.
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