Great news for our colleague in ITS, Mack* Roark, translates to sad news for Middlebury and the greater community. After seventeen years on the Middlebury College staff, masterfully filling a variety of technology-related roles, Mack is retiring April 11 and moving to the Big Apple for the next phase of his life. His departure will be felt across campus and beyond!
Mack* has made many valuable contributions to technology during his time at Midd. He played a key role in the creation of the Digital Media Tutor program and is also known for his concise Adobe sessions that demystify these complex programs in under an hour. Many of us have benefited over the years from Mack*’s vast knowledge of — and passion for — “all things Apple” that extends well beyond the workday. (He’s a self-professed “fanboy.”) We have also been fortunate to have his extensive graphic design background and training expertise in the ITS repertoire. As the Spring Student Symposium draws close, we are very much aware that our Illustrator guru and “plotter whisperer” will not be here next spring to guide the upcoming group of presenters.
Mack*’s departure will also ripple through the wider community. His willingness to mentor LGBTQ students has been greatly appreciated. Local theatre and performance art, as well as French conversation groups, will miss his involvement and talent.
Please join us at a reception in Mack*’s honor on Wednesday, April 3, in the Château Grand Salon from 4:30 to 6:30 pm.