Bill Lacy is an Employee of the Year
Bill Lacy, network administrator in the department of Information and Instructional Technology, is named an Auburn University Employee of the Year. He accepted the award at the employee recognition program held May 26 at the Auburn University Hotel. The program recognized employees with 5, 10, 20, 25, 30, and 40 years of service at Auburn University. Lacy is also the Spirit of Excellence Award winner for March.
“I believe you would be hard pressed to find an employee who works harder for the college,” said Ashley Burt, IIT interim director. “Bill is on the clock 24 hours a day, 365 days a year." He regularly pulls 12-20 hour shifts upgrading servers, replacing equipment, or setting up software for faculty, staff, and students. And more importantly, he does this without being asked. Many nights he has grabbed an hour of sleep on the couch in his office so he could be here at 7:45 a.m. in case any of the changes he made the night before caused problems.
Bill has done an amazing job keeping the CVM network up and running. Few people realize how easy it is to break things. One typo or one click in the wrong window, and the entire network could go down for hours at a time. It is only with a very high level of training, a desire to excel, and years upon years of experience, that he is able to accomplish this amazing feat,” said Burt.