OAL Staff

Richard Spiller
Richard Spiller

Associate Director

Office Location: Student Computing Center, Room 4.205, Mailstop 1161


About Me: I’m a member of the Texas A&M University Class of ’81 and enjoy playing with my grand kids and serving with the College Station Noon Lion’s Club.

My Role: I lead the Open Access Labs group in the Provost Information Technology Office. 
Michael Ringham
Michael Ringham

IT Manager III

Office Location: Student Computing Center, Room 4.210B; 603 Lamar St., College Station, TX 77843; Mailstop 1161


About Me: Interested in programming for visualization and physically-based simulation of natural phenomena for purposes of visualization and animation choreography with a specific interest in physically based aerodynamic flight of birds and behavioral flocking. I also teach courses in Visualization Sciences particularly in the area of computing for visualization and web design.

My Role: Manage all open access computing labs and remote computing facilities. Started in January 1988 managing a single graphics lab with the primary focus of providing resources for computer graphics to the student population as well as providing contract graphics to the university.
Greg Polen
Greg Polen

IT Manager III

Office Location: GSC 2405, 750 Agronomy Rd, College Station, TX 77843-4481


About Me: I graduated Texas A&M University in ’92 at which time I received a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology. I have worked for Texas A&M University since 1987. In that time I have grown from Student Worker to my current title of IT Manager III for the Open Access Labs.

My Role: I have been using VMware virtualization technologies for over 15 years and providing VDI for the students for more than 10 years. My other IT skills include Active Directory design and creation, System Center Configuration Manager, user print accounting, SQL, Windows Security, Network Appliance storage, Xerox DocuPrint printers and Visual Studio C Sharp programming.

 

 

Elizabeth Wagnon
Elizabeth Wagnon

Training Project Leader

Office Location: Student Computing Center Room 4.210C
603 Lamar St
Mailstop 1161


About Me:  There's nothing better than being able to stroll campus, meet the eyes of students and revel in hearing the occassional "HOWDY" or the band practicing in the distance. How fortunate am I to work doing what I love (training/project management), where I love (on campus) and to be a part of and serve a great community (B/CS)?

My Role: Development and delivery of training and documentation to OAL Lab personnel and beyond.
Cynthia Burdick
Cynthia Burdick

IT Manager II

Office Location: Student Computing Center, 4.112, 603 Lamar Street, 1161


About Me: Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read. Groucho Marx This is a favorite quote of mine and it tells you a lot about me.

My Role: I am the manager of the Student Computing Center and I am responsible for computer lab reservations in the Open Access Labs.
Joseph (Joe) Salvaggio
Joseph (Joe) Salvaggio

IT Manager I

Office Location: Student Computing Center, 4.113, 1161 TAMU


About Me: Exercise, good food, good music, and good books - nothing better.

My Role: I supervise at the SCC, and also manage the OAL's central campus remote computing/printing stations (there about 600 of the former, 30 of the latter). I couldn't do it without a solid team.
Austin Stoker
Austin Stoker

IT Supervisor

Office Location: SCC 4.113, Mailstop 1161


About Me: While pursuing my undergrad at TAMU, I was a Student Worker in the Open Access Labs. After some adventures away from College Station, I found myself back with OAL as an IT Supervisor.

My Role: SCC Second Shift Supervisor, OAL Inventory Coordinator
Dinah Logan
Dinah Logan

IT Supervisor

Office Location: SCC Room 4.106 1st Floor Print Room MS:1161


About Me: When I look at all the things I've done and I tell myself I've had enough, I'm reminded of what my alma mater says and I know that I can't be done. “The Measure of a Life is its Service” - Sam Houston State University Motto

My Role: A SCC Supervisor that does ordering, xerox inventory, and occasional printer maintenance. She also never sees the light of day once she enter the GSC Portable.
Scott Shaw
Scott Shaw

Senior IT Supervisor

Office Location: Student Computing Center, Room 113, MS 1161


About Me: I'm a former Student Worker who used to work at Zachry in the '90s when 3rd shift was responsible for running system mainframe backups. We've come a long way!

My Role: Third Shift Supervisor at the Student Computing Center.
Greg Deitz
Greg Deitz

IT Manager I

Office Location: West Campus Library #134, Mailstop 1162


About Me: I am passionate about family, leadership, and helping people achieve their potential. Outside of the university, I love living an active lifestyle and helping others reach their goals.

My Role: Within the Open Access Labs, I oversee all the computers and remote locations on West Campus. Our team of full time staff and student workers strives to make the labs and the university a welcoming and enjoyable place for all students.
Laura Burkhalter
Laura Burkhalter

Senior IT Supervisor

Office Location: West Campus Computer Lab


My Role: As Senior IT Supervisor, my role is to assist in the functioning of the people and the equipment in the lab.
Liaquat Ali
Liaquat Ali

IT Supervisor

Office Location: West Campus Library Room 131, 102 Olsen Blvd 1162 TAMU College Station,TX 77843-1162


About Me: I have been working in OAL since 2009 as part-time student worker. Now, I am part of the team working full-time as IT supervisor.

My Role: My role is to work with student workers to provide the best customer service on campus. “At the end of the day people won't remember what you said or did, they will remember how you made them feel.” - Maya Angelou
Cynthia Williams
Cynthia Williams

IT Team Leader

Office Location: Blocker #130


About Me: I've work for the university for many years and I have enjoyed being able to meet and help so many students and make long lasting friendships. I am also the proud grandmother of 3.

My Role: My role in OAL is lab facilitator and provide instruction and guidance for our student workers.
Abdullahi Gana Mamman
Abdullahi Gana Mamman

Information Technology Supervisor

Office Location: BLOCKER OPEN ACCESS LAB, BLOCKER BUILDING 155 IRELAND STREET, TAMU.


About Me: I am a member of Texas A&M University Class of “15. I have Master’s degree in public Services and Administration from Bush School of Government and Public Service. I am easy going person and dedicated to my work

My Role: As an IT Supervisor at blocker open access lab, I work assiduously to provide excellent services to the customers all time.