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Randy Borawski
Interim Director
803-777-5509

Randy was born and raised outside Utica, a small city in Upstate New York. After receiving an associate's degree in Broadcasting from Herkimer County Community College, Randy obtained a Bachelor of Media Arts from the University of South Carolina. Upon graduation, Randy worked for ACS Sound and Lighting in West Columbia doing productions for various events in the Southeast. He then took a logistics specialist position at Ikon Office Solutions where he got his first taste of the Internet. From there he began to pursue website design and development. He then took his experience in broadcasting and the web to WACH FOX 57, the Columbia FOX affiliate. At WACH, he launched the first WACH.com, edited movies and was a member of the news team's production staff. With the growing need for virtual services, Randy became University Housing's first Web Manager in 2004 and then transitioned into the Interactive Media Manager in charge of all audio, video and interactive media production in 2012. In 2017 Randy became the Interim Director of Technology Services.

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Andrei Caretnic-Pipa
Applications Analyst
803-777-6160

No bio available at this time.

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Ashik Kumar
Database Programmer, Analyst
803-777-2575

No bio available at this time.

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Brenda Racine
Administrative Assistant
803-777-7806

No bio available at this time.

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Mitch Varn
Network Manager
803-777-7782

Mitch, a Columbia, South Carolina native comes to University Housing from a local orthopedic hospital. As an Information Services Specialist, Mitch was in charge of all hospital information technology. This included a 21 enterprise server system, a medical transcription system and providing desktop support for the hospital's 100+ employees. As Network Manager for University Housing Mitch is responsible for the operation and maintenance of over 200 desktop computers, servers and network printers used by Housing and Student Development staff. In his spare time Mitch enjoys playing drums in his band, watching classic 80's and horror movies and collecting old religious books.