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Chris Tidrick
Director of Information Technology

Office of Extension and Outreach
111 Mumford Hall
1301 W Gregory Dr
Urbana, IL 61801
Phone: 217-265-6410
FAX: 217-244-5403

Chris Tidrick is the Director of Information Technology for University of Illinois Extension. He is responsible leadership and oversight for information technology services for University of Illinois Extension, including network operations, desktop support, server and database administration, and IT resource and budget planning.

Prior to this position, he was Extension Specialist, Web Development from 2004-2012, when his responsibilities for Extension websites included visual design, application programming, file and database management, social media, training, technical documentation and marketing. Tidrick has developed and trained Extension staff in a variety of content and database management tools. He has presented seven sessions at the National Extension Technology Conference since 2005 and has given campus presentations on social media, web design essentials, Flash, and ColdFusion.

Tidrick received his B.A. in political science and philosophy from University of Notre Dame and master of urban planning from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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