Employee Spotlight

Rocky Jenkins

Rocky Jenkins

Title

Director of Network and Systems Services

Years at EMU

18 years

Why You Like Working Here

I get to work with amazing people everyday. The team in Information Technology is a smart, talented group of people that I appreciate working with and learning from everyday. I also get to meet and work with great people from all over campus as a routine part of my job. I am in awe of the talent we have working at EMU.

Favorite EMU Moment

I'm not sure I can pick a specific moment. I love the feeling I get when I see one of the students or employees that I've worked with move from EMU to their next big thing, whether that be grad school or progressing in their career. Helping and seeing other folks succeed is one of the best things about working in education.

Favorite Campus Spot

My favorite campus spot is the Student Center. It's a vibrant place and I love the view of the campus park. I try to walk over each day for a cup of coffee, a few extra steps and some fresh air.

Inspiration

Working at EMU allows me to work in a place supporting some of my core values. As a product of public higher education, I believe in the mission of public higher education and the value of education to society. I believe in the value of diversity in both the educational and work environments. EMU is a place that supports access to education for everyone and welcomes a diverse community. I love that in some small way, my work supports the values that I think are important to civil society.

Superpower

Probably the ability to read minds. I think it would make it a lot easier to help folks with computer issues in case they forgot to mention an important detail about a problem.

Next Goal

I hiked almost 600 miles on the Michigan section of the North Country National Scenic Trail (NCT) last year. I’m working on hiking the entire Michigan section of the NCT. I hope to complete the upper peninsula sections later this summer and continue working towards completing the lower peninsula as time permits.


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