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Thomas Bunton (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)

Thomas Bunton
Director of Network & Operations Services

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
UNITED STATES

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Biography

Thomas E. Bunton is the Director of Networks & Operations Services at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. He is responsible for leading a team of IT professionals in University Information Technology Services (UITS), the central IT division, which provides campus technology core infrastructure for recruitment, teaching, learning, and research. In this role, he provides overall leadership and oversight of the Network and Operations Services department and responsible for implementing, supporting and maintaining infrastructure in support of campus-wide services, including data networking and telecommunications, data center operations, and system administration.

In his previous position he was the Director of Application Administration within Administrative Computing for the Office of the Vice President for Information Technology at Purdue University. In this role he helped to transition separate IT organizations into a single, efficient, and effective organization while leading the management of applications across the administrative areas of the university.

Prior to this, he was the Associate Director of IT for Housing and Food Services, where he spearheaded the department's strategic use of technology while maximizing the use of central IT resources. Roles prior to this included Director of Call Center Operations, where he lead a team creating the centralized IT support structure for campus technologies, and Manager of Data Network Services, where he was responsible for managing network and support operations at the university. He started his career at Purdue building out the residential network.

Bunton completed his Master'™s degree in Information Technology researching the workplace rewards and motivator preferences of the millennial generation of IT employees. He is expanding on this research as a Ph.D.Student.