Early on it was determined that the migration to Blackboard SaaS was going to be a challenging project — not only for the Project Team, but for all of Davenport, said Katherine Fay, ITS Project Manager. The project required Blackboard, a critical student system, to be offline for 10 days.

The Project Management Office has recognized Casey Spencer, a Senior CSC Technician, for his role in ensuring the project’s success this fall.

“Throughout the project Casey  was willing to step into any role and assist with any task given to him, even on a minutes notice,” Fay said.

Spencer supported the project as a Blackboard admin backup to support the project. He oversaw user testing, and assisted with research and developing necessary communication and support plans. He also actively contributed time and effort to help fellow team members with tasks and issues to make sure the project stayed on target and on time.

“The Project Management Office would like to recognize Casey’s hard work, determination and contributions towards the team’s ultimate success of the Blackboard SaaS migration project and achieving go-live two days early on Aug. 30,” Fay said. “Congratulations Casey on an amazing job and for achieving the PMO’s Project Team Member Award!”

View all award recipients.