Application administrator Kathy Ramsey will retire Friday, Jan. 30 after 38 years with WVU, and Information Technology Services is hosting a reception at One Waterfront Place for all friends and colleagues. The event is set for 1:30-3:30 p.m. in room 5115.
Since technology at the University was in its infancy, Kathy has been a part of advancing it. She helped automate many manual business processes, making operations run more efficiently. Among other things, she was instrumental in developing the first interface between WVU’s Accounts Payable department and the state of West Virginia’s system. She also received a commendation from a former WVU president for the original implementation of Oracle applications.
Kathy attended a technical school in Columbus, Ohio, after graduating high school and landed her first job as a keypunch operator for C&P Telephone of Washington, D.C. She left that company as a computer operator and worked for a coal company in Montgomery, W.Va., as a computer programmer.
She was hired at WVU on Dec. 1, 1976, as a supervisor for Document Control in the Controller’s office and advanced to a manager’s position in 1980.
Around 1984, she became Systems Analyst I and remained in that position until becoming an Application Systems Analyst in Computing Services around 1990.
Several years later, when Computing Services became the Office of Information Technology, Kathy became an Application Systems Analyst Lead, which is her current formal title within ITS today.
Please contact Kelly.Dorazio@mail.wvu.edu if you need additional information about the reception.