Senta Chmiel
Senta Chmiel
Innovation, 2015

Database Administration

Senta Chmiel took the initiative to resolve technical issues that have cost ITS precious time during a critical part of the Ellucian Portal and ILP projects. WVU is a beta partner in testing the vendor’s complex new product, which will become the new student portal. Senta’s creative thinking, proactivity and dedication to detail removed obstacles and kept the project moving. She also caught several issues with scripts the vendor delivered, corrected them and gave the vendor feedback to help them improve the product. This means the product will not only work more efficiently in WVU’s environment, but it will also work better for other Ellucian clients. Senta is constantly looking out for the health and security of the database in the long run to ensure that we have a stable product that can be supported in the most efficient manner. She finds clever solutions to problems, saves ITS time and money, and embodies the concept of Innovator. Senta’s peers in ITS chose her for an Innovator RockIT Award.