Eugene “Gene” Krienert will be honored at a retirement reception at 3:30 to 5 p.m. Feb. 24 at the Van Brunt Visitors Center.
Krienert served as an application development and support specialist for Information Technology Services and is retiring after 47 years of service to the university.
Krienert began his career in 1970 as a control clerk, managing key punch cards, delivering reports and even unloading trucks of paper under West Stadium.
Eight years later he began programming systems for accounting, human resources and student information. Over the years, Krienert utilized up to fifteen different programming languages for various systems and reports.
In 1998, Krienert was a key team member to launch the degree audit system and again three years later when the university purchased its first student information system. He was also instrumental in implementing the Nebraska student information system, which included the state colleges for the first time.
“We can’t thank him enough for his many years of dedicated service to the University,” said Deanna Reynolds, director for ITS.