Q&A with IT Director Eric Campbell
Updated: Feb 20, 2022
Get to know Eric Campbell who oversees information technologies at Rochester University.
by Dylan Campbell
What brought you to RU and why do you choose to work here?
“I chose to apply to RU when I was looking for work to move back to Michigan and wanted to work in a Christian nonprofit again. However, I did not get that job but was called about a year later for another position at RU. The timing of getting the job at RU felt like God was leading me in a direction he needed me.”
What’s the most rewarding part of your job?
“Helping the entire university (students, faculty and staff) accomplish their goals with the use of technology.”
What do you do outside your job to stay sane, relieve stress, etc.? Or what are your hobbies?
“Many hobbies include outdoor activities such as hiking, hunting, and fishing, I also enjoy board games, card games, and video games.”
Where did you grow up?
“In one of the cities south of Detroit many call 'down river.' I grew up on a street full of bungalows and my bus stop to middle school was behind the bar at the end of our street.”
What is your favorite thing to do in the Rochester area? Or in Michigan?
“I enjoy Michigan lakes either kayaking or boating. Sometimes fishing or duck hunting on the lakes.”
What is your most prized possession?
“Messages and letters from loved ones.”
What is your most embarrassing moment?
“Forgetting someone's name right after I've met them.”
What is the biggest obstacle you’ve had to overcome?
“I don't think of them as obstacles as much as either a maze you're in the middle of or a bog/swamp you're already waist high in, but I would say the people who are stuck in their ways are the most challenging.”
What is a random fun fact about you?
“Fun fact, I slept in an igloo.”
What single piece of advice would you give to students today?
“Have faith in what God can do with you even in things you are not good at or don't like to do!”