December Employee of the Month
Keith Finley is being recognized as the Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College, December Employee of the Month. Finley graduated from Southern with an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science. He joined the staff at Southern in August 2012. He is employed as an Information Systems Tech. Finley describes his job as having the responsibility to provide Allied Health and Nursing with new technology for teachers to use, provide technical support to those teachers, and to equip support classrooms. He also provides technical support to help automate and ensure a smoother operation of ICR equipment. Finley is being recognized by his co-workers for going beyond his assigned job duties. Finley has been working on the new interactive classrooms, lab computers and server infrastructure. He has been working with other technicians to automate many tasks, customize user experiences on lab computers, and design and deploy the entire student login system Southern will be using. He states that the best part of his job is being able to cross train within his department. Finley also strives to “successfully mitigate any down time that is caused by technology, whether it is a computer, the presentation system in the room, or equipment in the ICR’s, to ensure that technology doesn’t cause a hindrance but to augment the class.” Finley says his greatest challenge is trying to keep everything running smoothly and staying up to date with newer emerging technologies. He states that being able to adapt very quickly to different situations with all departments for technical support is a must. “I stay in the loop, with each group in IT, to at least know what is currently going on, to help with any technical problem”, he said. Finley volunteers as a Southern Samaritan. In his spare time he likes cars, electronics and computers.