Meet the 2017-2020 Board – Laurie Fox

This article is part of a series introducing the 2017-2020 SIGUCCS Executive Committee. Each Board member submitted answers to questions created by the SIGUCCS Marketing Committee.

Laurie FoxHow did you get involved in SIGUCCS?
One of my colleagues recommended I try the ACM SIG conference related to my career interests in 2006. To convince my boss to let me travel to Edmonton, I also presented that year.

Who in SIGUCCS inspires you?
I have been fortunate to work alongside many amazing SIGUCCS volunteers on conference committees and the Board. Melissa Bauer convinced me to attend my second (magical) SIGUCCS. Kelly Wainright inspired me to increase my volunteer involvement beyond Session Chair in St. Louis. Rob Patterson taught me that if you want people to make new friends and mingle, don’t give them chairs.

What’s an accomplishment that you are especially proud of?
I recently led a project to replace our LMS. We implemented Canvas in 4 weeks, and migrated all of our faculty and courses in under 10 months!

You could always stop and talk to me about…
Time Management – I love exploring how to make the best use of time and managing my lengthy to-do list.

What do you do for fun?
This is actually a hard question for me to answer, because I try to find fun in everything I do. If I have “me time”, I usually spend it reading.

SIGUCCS 2017 LogoWhat are you looking forward to at the SIGUCCS 2017 Conference?
The SIGUCCS 2017 conference committee is preparing a great event with lots of opportunities to network with other attendees. I enjoy meeting and talking with new people! I also have never been to Seattle so I am excited to visit a new city.

How do you take your coffee?
Light and sweet! (Caramel is a bonus)