Ray Gartner joins ctcLink project team

Ray Gartner (also becoming known as “technology guy”) recently joined the ctcLink project team. Ray is the Technology and Integration manager, which means he’ll be responsible for managing all technology aspects of the ctcLink project. He’ll be leading a team of technical project leads that will be responsible for infrastructure architecture, application configuration, development, integration, data conversion, testing, and deployment activities (see why the nickname?)

One week and still smiling! Technology & Integration Manager, Ray Gartner

While this is a new role, Ray is by no means new to the Bellevue office. Ray began 24 years ago (at what is now SBCTC Bellevue) as a development analyst, responsible for developing a variety of modules within the Student Management system. After that, he moved on to Customer Support supervisor to provide support for Student Management, Financial Aid, and Production Management systems. During the last 4 years he served as the Director of Development Services where he was responsible for managing all aspects of legacy system development and maintenance activities, including deployment of a third-party Financial Aid application, implementation of Electronic Funds distribution, and migration of the entire application suite to a new hardware platform.

For those of you who have been following the ctcLink project since the beginning, it must be noted that Ray Gartner is not related to our consulting firm, Gartner Consulting, in any way. It’s merely a coincidence…and potentially confusing…which is why we’ve warmed up to the “technology guy” name so quickly.

Welcome Ray!

About ctclinknews

ctcLink is a single, centralized system of online tools for student services and administrative functions for all 34 community and technical colleges in Washington. In the next several years, ctcLink will be implemented on every campus, providing online tools for everything from admissions to graduation. The first three ("FirstLink") colleges came online in August 2015. A wave of 8 more colleges (cleverly named "Wave 1") will switch over to the new ctcLink system in August 2016, followed by Wave 2 in 2017 and Wave 3 in 2018.
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