Riverside, Ca –

Congratulations ITS Employee of the Month, James Jaennette!

Information Technology Solutions is proud to recognize ITS data analyst, James Jaennette, as our Employee of the Month for April 2019. James is admired by his supervisors and peers for his positive attitude, attention to detail, and focus on customer needs.

According to Patsi Anderson, Compliance Officer in Financial Aid, “James is a vital partner to the Financial Aid Office in providing reporting services. He has a strong in-depth understanding of financial aid procedures and how Banner data elements, forms, and batch jobs are integral to the financial aid cycle.”

This year, James has created and modified hundreds of Cognos reports to identify groups of students for special handling in financial aid business processes, in addition to running analytical summaries of populations for trend analysis. He has expert knowledge of the Banner system and financial aid process and is a tremendous asset to the ITS organization and the university.

According to James, he didn’t plan on a career in education, but after taking a position in the Financial Aid office at UCR, he quickly fell in love with the idea of helping people in his community to earn a college degree. “It began to crystallize for me what UCR meant to low-income students, first-generation students, what a welcoming place it was for people of various backgrounds and belief systems, and how it lifted up the area I grew up in. I couldn’t be prouder to support UCR’s mission to change lives for the better. I’m glad I get to continue making a difference in the lives of our students as part of the ITS organization today, and I’m humbled and honored to receive this award.”

James, thank you for your hard work and dedication to ITS. Congratulations on this well-deserved achievement!