Robert (Chris) Ward

Director, Systems and Support

Office : Hugh Jones Hall 12
Email : [[rcward]]
Phone : 757 221 2948

About Chris

Chris works with the Unix Engineers, Windows Engineers, and Technology Support Center staff providing Systems Engineering and Technology Support for computers, software, printers, smart phones and regular old desk phones to the William and Mary faculty, staff and students. Other major duties include software management, operation of the public access computer labs, the myNotebook computer program for students, the seat management program for faculty and staff computing needs and cleaning up the data center floods after an occasional hurricane.

Chris first got hooked on computers with the Tandy TRS-80 Color Computer in 1980. He attended Georgia Tech and spent two decades in the hospitality industry helping introduce computers into restaurant operations. Earning his Novell and Microsoft Engineer certifications and joining Information Technology at William and Mary in 1995 offered the opportunity to concentrate full time on outstanding technology support and solid backend systems. He lives in Williamsburg with his wife Christine, a William and Mary alum.