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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, web and application programming, server and database administration, and IT resource and budget planning.

Chris represents Extension on the campus IT Council and IT Power Plant coordination committee and currently leads the campus Concierge Framework initiative that aims to improve customer service in IT on the Urbana campus. He is a graduate of the 2015 MOR Associates CIC IT Leaders Program and facilitator for the Illinois IT Leaders Workshop.

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.

Chris 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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