Daniel O'Connell

places to go

  home   biography  
  resume   portfolio  
  contact   about this site  


  Baseball Zone

  Dan O'Connell

  Downers Grove Dragons

  Catholic Theological Union

  Peacebuilders Initiative

  Catholics on Call

  Sheffield Garden Walk

  Sheffield Neighborhood Association

  Catholic Muslim Dialogue

  Handyman Chicago

  5 Tool Baseball Academy

  Downers Grove

  Law Study Systems

  Law School Study Aids

  Conversations in Faith

  Chicago Center for Global Ministries

  Lawndale Christian Development Corporation

  Journal of Latino Theology

  Tech37 Web Development
at Gage Park High School

  Tech37 Web Development
Class Instruction Website

  D'Ancona Attorneys

  Learning Insights


Catholic Theological Union Accomplishments

Standard Operations

  • Administered a Windows 2003/XP/2000 computer network with 123 workstations, 18 printers and three wireless hotspots.
  • Administered an Linux email server with over 800 users and groups. Served standard email clients as well as webmail.
  • Managed a Linux webserver hosting five seperate websites
  • Oversaw a Merlin Legend PBX with 140 ports.
  • Managed a Messaging 2000 voicemail system.
  • Supervised a 12 station student lab and training facility with a print server.
  • Provided training to faculty and staff on equipment and software.
  • Coordinated all IT purchasing, leasing and contract work.
  • Supervised all AV needs for classes and events including microphones and digital audio recording and archiving.
  • Member of the Administrative Council

  • Special Projects

  • Reduced IT budget by 25% in the first year.
  • Evaluated phone bill and eliminated unnecessary services saving CTU $6,000 the first year.
  • Oversaw Low-Voltage planning for new CTU headquarters (opening in 2006).
  • Launched Moodle, a free Course Management System, at CTU to replace Blackboard system, saving CTU $5,000 per year while earning praise from faculty for implementing a more robust software package.
  • Coordinated project to implement standard Content Management System for three of our most frequently updated websites.
  • We have signed a deal to switch our phone service to XO Communications, potentially saving CTU between $800-900 per month in telephone charges.
  • Initiated procedures for recovery of failed hard drives, fully recovering data from three failed drives in first six months.
  • Retrained faculty in use of technology at CTU, significantly reducing our help desk calls.
  • Started initiative in using open source or free software at CTU as well as educating the CTU community of free software alternatives.
  • Added 25 residences to our phone system reducing student phone costs while helping us reduce our calling costs through increased volume.
  • Consulted two schools on Moodle implementations.
  • Developed low-voltage plan for renovation of current CTU headquarters back to a residential structure.
  • Purchased and installed 25 new workstations for the faculty & administration during first year.
  • Added the capability to our main copier to scan in documents, at the rate of 30 pages per minute.
  • Increased file tranfer to 16GB per month while lowering our copier operating costs in first year of using Moodle.
  • Designed and distributed a set of CTU branded PowerPoint templates.
  • Led faculty training in developing effective PowerPoint presentations.
  • As first IT manager at CTU, I developed all policies and procedures from scratch.

  • home | biography | resume | portfolio | contact | about this site

    Site designed and developed by
    Daniel O'Connell

    Any questions or problems: