The Board of Regents presented a KUDOS award to Dan Kenny, a software developer within the department of Information Technology Services at the University of Nebraska Omaha. Dan is a resident data expert for UNO, a trusted advisor and innovative thinker whose knowledge of business processes and reporting is unparalleled.
The last year has been one of great change for ITS through the OneIT initiative and Dan has handled this change pragmatically and with great professionalism.
He will often spend time on the weekends ensuring database systems are updated and available. Recently, Dan has helped build integrations for the Canvas LMS, Courseleaf class scheduling, the data analytics environment and Degree Audit systems.
Currently, Dan is helping to identify working efficiencies through software development and has always extended a helping hand to anyone in the department. He has built the trust of many other fellow employees and staff over his tenure by working to automate complex operations.
Dan is a very talented programmer, but what makes him great at his job is the ability to communicate complex problems to staff members and stakeholders who can make informed decisions. He meets regularly with campus representatives from the Nebraska Student Information System to help make sure degree audits are relevant and easily understood by UNO students.
Dan has “kept the lights on” and the “trains on time” for more than 17 years at UNO. He has a wealth of knowledge pertaining to the various campus systems and the data integrations that are required to keep them going.
Joining Dan at the Board of Regents meeting were is wife Karen, along with Mark Askren, Vice President of IT, Bret Blackman, Associate Vice President of IT and Jesse Clark, Director of Application and Development Services - ITS.
The Kudos Award
The University of Nebraska Office of the President has established the Kudos Award to recognize the accomplishments of outstanding employees from across the four University of Nebraska campuses. Winners are recognized at a Board of Regents meeting. Employees are encouraged to nominate co-workers who deserve special recognition for going above and beyond the call of duty.
Know of a UNO staff member who deserves this honor? Contact Staff Advisory Council at email@example.com to nominate an employee.
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About the University of Nebraska at Omaha
Located in one of America’s best cities to live, work and learn, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is Nebraska’s premier metropolitan university. With more than 15,000 students enrolled in 200-plus programs of study, UNO is recognized nationally for its online education, graduate education, military friendliness and community engagement efforts. Founded in 1908, UNO has served learners of all backgrounds for more than 100 years and is dedicated to another century of excellence both in the classroom and in the community.