This fall marks the end of an era at Bethel. Dr. Bill Doyle, vice president for Information Technology Services, will be retiring after 30 years at Bethel. Bill, as he likes to be called, has helped Bethel navigate the challenges as higher-ed has embraced technology as part of the teaching and learning process. As a web team, we are also thankful for Bill’s visionary leadership. It was Bill (and his counterpart in Communications and Marketing, Sherie Lindvall), who agreed to bring together ITS and C&M personnel to form Web Services over 3 years ago. It was a new idea in higher-ed and only because of it have we been able to accomplish such a successful redesign of Bethel’s website. Bill also has helped the University transition to Google Apps for Education, and most notably implement Banner a new ERP.
Festivities are currently being planned to celebrate Bill’s service to Bethel and to wish him success in whatever retirement brings. If you’d like to contribute a message to Bill’s guest book, please leave your message below. They will be compiled and presented to Bill at a later reception.