Chris Powless, LTSP II ITS-Desktop and Smart Tech Support
Ellington Hall Room 101
Department of Biological Sciences Technology Support Division:
Bringing over 30 years of administrative leadership and technical skill to campus
each day Chris Powless, a member of the Oneida Nation, strives to lead her team to achieve their motto of Dedication, Service and Pride each day. Dell certified and a participant in the Homeland Security Cybersecurity Professional Development
& Training program Chris serves on 3 committees and boards professionally and privately.
Chris was recently accepted as a developer with EduPad, a mobile education app development
company located in France. In 2013 Chris was accepted as an instructor with iTunes
U. In recent years Douglas Hurley, then VP and CIO of ITD at The University of Memphis presented
an award to Chris in "Recognition for Innovative Technology Excellence". A member of Educause,a nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education by promoting
the intelligent use of information technology she is also a recipient of the Deans
Service Award, Outstanding Young Women of America Award, and a lifetime member of
the International Thespian Society and Modern Music Masters. Chris formerly served
the College of Arts and Sciences as Staff Senator and also served on the Executive Committee of Staff Senate, and represented the Staff
Senate on the Facilities and Services Committee, Election Committee, and was a 2012 Nominee for LSP of the Year. She has also recieved
several "Tiger Spotlight" awards.
Chris and her life partner Marion are the proud parents of a young son. An advocate
of Gay and Lesbian rights, Native American rights, victims, and children's rights
Chris' door is always open.
Responsible for strategic planning and implementation of all ITD projects, my team
serves over 40 faculty with research interests that integrate molecular, cellular,
and developmental biology with ecology, evolution, and behavior which include two
endowed Chairs of Excellence, in molecular biology and in functional genomics. We
are pleased to support facilities well-equipped for contemporary research in laboratory
and field biology such as the Meeman Biological Field Station, Ecological Research
Center, Integrated Microscopy Center, and Feinstone Center for Genomic Research where
we are able to provide modern and competitive educational and research opportunities
for over 400 undergraduate majors and more than 50 M.S, and Ph.D students. Keeping
mission critical and daily operations moving 24 hours a day 7 days a week the BioTech team is here to serve with dedication and pride!
Should you require any type of service please submit a request on the web at umhelpdesk.memphis.edu These requests are evaluated and routed to the technical support person best able
to handle your particular issue. You will receive e-mail notification confirming your
request, and during the resolution process you may receive additional confirmation
e-mail's (if call is vendor pending for example). You may also call 678-8888 to have
a customer service representative enter the service request for you.
If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people together to collect wood and don't
assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity
of the sea.
-Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Sin is just a bunch of made up malarkey and you really need to do something with that
hair of yours.