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System Administrator

Claire Connelly and the new rack The department's system staff is headed by the system administrator. The system administrator is responsible for the day-to-day operation of our computing systems, as well as being an active participant in planning for the department and the college.

The current system administrator is Claire Connelly. Claire comes to us with years of industry experience. She is an active participant in the free- and open-source–software movement and is a Debian developer.

Hours & Contact Methods

Hours vary, but are generally around 10:00 AM–6:00 PM, weekdays.

The best way to get help is to send e-mail to Claire at cmc AT For urgent requests, you can try calling her at 18754 (on-campus). For emergencies (fires, floods, earthquakes, printers spewing paper), she can be reached by mobile 'phone or at home; the department's and Clinic's administrative aides can make those calls for you.


The system administrator's office is located on the second floor of the Michael R. Shanahan Center for Teaching and Learning, in 2404.

Map showing system administrator's office