Essential Piece of the Puzzle
When Network Administrator David Mac found himself out with an injury, Student Recreation & Wellness Center IT Specialist Trey McEachin boldly stepped up to the plate. Regularly performing software updates and hardware installations in the SRWC, Trey is now bringing his expertise to the rest of ASI’s facilities, including the USU, IPCDC and Recycling Center.
“I learned a lot in my student position, and now I’m learning the other side of the coin in my full-time position,” said Trey.
Prior to his start as IT Specialist in January of this year, Trey worked with Kbeach since 2010—first as a volunteer music director, then webmaster and ultimately general manager. In his usual work at the SRWC, Trey is launching a new software called “Fusion,” which runs everything in the SRWC from the front gates to equipment checkout. He also regularly deals with the interactive, touch-screen WayFinders and is currently working on a redesign for them.
Trey is also wrapping up his bachelor’s degree in computer engineering. Originally from the Bay Area city of Brentwood, he came straight to CSULB in the fall semester of 2010. After discovering computer engineering, he fell in love.
“Whenever I think of college, I think of ASI first,” he said. “ASI is largely my college experience, rather than my classes, because it impacted my life in so many ways—as a job, a great source of education, practical, real-world experience and skills and more.”
Trey finds his job crucial in fostering confidence among people—young and old—about using technology.
“I think a lot of people find technology a scary thing, so I like giving them the confidence that they can, in fact, use technology efficiently and easily,” said Trey. “I want to see people not so scared of technology in general, to have their fears squashed.”
In finding an outlet to encourage people in this way and do what he loves, Trey is thankful for all the opportunity that ASI was able to give him.
“In ASI, I believe you get what you give,” said Trey. “ASI has really been able to take care of me as long as I’ve been able to contribute.”