Drew Perry
Information Systems
years at MSU: 7
Have you served on Staff Congress before? No
If so, how long did you serve?

The candidate was presented with the following questions. The responses are printed as received and have not been edited by Staff Congress.

1. Why would you like to serve on Staff Congress?
Growing up in Western Kentucky, I've been a life-long Racer. From Super Saturdays programs as a child through Bachelors and Masters degrees, I bleed blue and gold. I've always cared about the University, but since choosing Murray State as my career home, I view the choices made today as a blueprint for tomorrow and wish to help Murray State as much as it has helped me.

2. Please list work experience and community involvement.
I've worked in Information Systems for seven years in various positions. For the last two years I've served as Security Analyst for the University.

My responsibilities include Security Awareness Training, Incident Investigation and Analysis, and assisting in the development of campus Information Security policies.

I am a regular speaker to local community and student groups on topics relating to personal and professional Information Security, such as the Lions Club, CFSB, POINT, ATSM, and Women in Computing. I have also spoken at such regional and national security conferences as MSU's own Security Matters and the ACUTA Annual Conference.

I am active within the community in various educational roles: as a Den Leader in Cub Scout Pack 57, in the Preschool through 5th grade Children's Ministry at Murray First United Methodist Church, and a long-term volunteer at the Warming Shelter hosted by the churches of Calloway County each winter. I live in Calloway County with my wife (whom I met while we were both studying at MSU) and two young children. I love Western Kentucky and I love MSU.

Drew is a candidate in the At-Large category.