SIGUCCS 2018 Conference Committee Introductions – Melissa Bauer

This article is part of a series introducing the SIGUCS 2018 Conference Core Committee. Each Committee member submitted answers to questions created by the SIGUCCS Marketing Committee.

Melissa BauerHow many SIGUCCS conferences have you attended?

Which previous SIGUCCS conference was your favorite, and why?
It’s hard to pick just 1 favorite after attending 16 of them. Some conferences I loved because of the location (Monterey, Portland, Providence, San Diego) and some I loved because of the educational value of a particular conference (Orlando, St. Louis, Seattle). And some because of the time I was able to spend before and/or after the conference with close friends I’ve made at SIGUCCS (San Diego, St. Petersburg, Denver Seattle). Also, I was chair of the 2010 conference in Norfolk – it went well and was a lot of fun. If forced to choose just one, I would pick Providence…my first conference was so good that I kept coming back. And, I fell in love with the city of Providence…so much so that I encouraged my daughter to attend college there and because she now lives there, I get to spend a lot of time in the area.

How did you get involved as a volunteer in SIGUCCS?
I met Lynnell Lacy (retired, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) on the shuttle to the hotel in Providence and she encouraged me to get involved so that I would get more value out of the conference experience as well as the SIGUCCS orgaization.

What’s an accomplishment that you are especially proud of?
I was honored to be inducted into the SIGUCCS Hall of Fame at the 2017 conference.

You could always stop and talk to me about…
Memory-keeping: photography and scrapbooking

What do you do for fun?
See above 🙂 But, I also love to travel, read, spend time with friends and family.

SIGUCCS 2018 Orlando … who is your favorite Disney character??

About SIGUCCS Editor

The Special Interest Group on University and College Computing Services (SIGUCCS) is an association of professionals who support and manage the diverse aspects of information technology services at higher education institutions. SIGUCCS is one of 36 special interest groups of ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, the world's largest educational and scientific computing society. SIGUCCS focuses on issues surrounding the support, delivery, and management of those services, and provides professional development opportunities for its members and the other individuals in the field.