Administrative Services

Employee Spotlight Jeff Eck

Jeff Eck

Information Technology Technical Associate
Institutional Research & Planning

"Be the change you wish to see in the world." -Mahatma Gandhi

Jeff works in Institutional Research & Planning as an IT Technical Associate. Much of his time is spent gathering data from different areas of the university. Jeff ensures accuracy and prepares financial reporting for federal, state, and intra-institutional reporting.

Jeff was born and raised in Macomb. After he completed college, he was offered a job in Administrative Information Management Systems Dept. (AIMS). He then began the Master’s program in Computer Science, and will begin his second master’s program this fall.

Working with the data is something Jeff enjoys. He comments, “I like it! It’s a challenge, something different every day.” One of Jeff’s most memorable experiences is the Pentaho Conference he attended. The training he received opened his eyes to the world of data. It also helped him in his current career path.

When asked about someone that has helped Jeff in his job/career, he shared that Pat Cortelyou was instrumental in helping him while he was in AIMS. He shared, “She ‘threw’ me into data. It was a big learning experience. Without her, I would not be here today.”

When Jeff isn’t working he enjoys bringing his kids to athletic events (football games) and the Homecoming Parade at Western. He also enjoys spending time with his family, yard work, and wood working!

HR salutes Jeff Eck as one of our many committed Civil Service employees at WIU!