Richie Nelsen started his career in the College of Business six years ago as a student worker, helping the IT Department with classroom technology and video production. When he graduated with his bachelor's degree in 2011, he was hired on full time as an Audio Video Technician. A few years later, Richie received his PMP certification as well as a Project Management certification from CSU and was promoted to the IT Project Manager for the College of Business. In August 2015, Richie was asked to serve as the interim IT Director and was promoted to the full-time position in May 2016 after an extensive search process. In the short time he has been serving as the IT Director, Richie has built a much-needed culture of collaboration with peers across campus. Starting as a student himself, Richie strives to make the student experience with technology one that they can enjoy and that they might remember as they continue into their professional careers.