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Nancy Sue Bartley

Nancy Sue Bartley

Individuals who have worked with Nancy Sue Bartley praise her “dedication to helping students” and her kind demeanor as she went about her daily duties as a Programmer II and a System Administrator at the University Store. She retired in June 2014 after joining the university in June 1978. The programmer emerita’s career at UCM began with a job in the university laundry, and after two years, she assumed a new position working as a custodian in the Multipurpose Building.

Her continued progression in her responsibilities led to a job as a programmer/data entry specialist for the University Store in 1986. The position was reclassified in May 1999 as a Programmer II (System Administrator), a role she held until her retirement. While working at UCM, Bartley pursued her higher education, and earned a bachelor’s degree in math and computer science. At the same time she was studying, she had a rare opportunity to take classes with one of her sons, Roberto Ribas, who was pursuing the same degree. She played an instrumental role in the progression of information technology automation at the University Store, where she created databases to keep track of many aspects of store business.

Bartley kept up with new technology and system changes to help improve inventory tracking, and was involved in evaluation of computer processes, particularly following the elimination of the campus mainframe computer. In writing about her UCM experience, Bartley noted her pride in her coworkers, especially student employees who have shown a great interest in learning new things, and now perform some of her former computer tasks such as daily updating of the University Store’s customer file with the latest Banner enrollment data. Bartley has kept abreast of new developments in her profession through membership in organizations such as the Kansas City Area SAS® Users Group.