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Mr. Tony Parsley
Assistant Director
Enterprise Applications
M.B.A. from UTC, B.S. in General Management and Human Resources Management from UTC
  (423) 425-4733
  Hunter 103C

Tony Parsley is not a native of Chattanooga, just talk to him for a few seconds and you will quickly determine he is not from the South. But don’t hold that against him...Chattanooga Is Home! Tony and his beautiful wife Angela have three kids: two girls and a newly adopted boy that they acquired in 2013.

Tony started off as a Network Systems Analyst for the University in 1999. His primary responsibilities included Microsoft and Novell related technologies such as Windows Server, Microsoft Exchange, Active Directory, Novell eDirectory and Netmail. In 2002, Tony started managing the Systems & Operations team. His responsibilities included overseeing the Systems Team and planning and coordinating activities with other teams, performing project planning and reporting, developing metrics, and developing professional development activities for staff. He continues to provide support for the various technologies across campus to include Active Directory, Exchange, LDAP, eDirectory, Windows & Novell servers, and other specific systems.

Now, as Assistant Director of Enterprise Applications, Tony’s primary responsibility is to oversee the day-to-day operations of the Enterprise Application’s Team. His role is ensure that the needs of his customers are met on a daily basis. He meets with customers across campus and identifies their requirements as they relate to the services his department provides. He spends his days identifying, researching, and analyzing areas of technological improvement and/or opportunities, and determining what staff would be best suited to handle such projects.

He credits his team for the success that Enterprise Applications group has had over the many years. Tony has just celebrated his 13th year of service at this fine University.

5 Questions

What's the biggest change you've experienced? My biggest change has been a personal one. In January of 2012 my wife Angela and I took in a 3 year old boy who was going into the foster care system. This child was one of 5 siblings being placed into the system. We did not know the parents or this family. We only knew we wanted to help. Whether it was short term or long term we wanted to see the family reunited. We never entertained the idea that a year later we would be calling this child son. We're blessed to have him in our lives. This child fits in very well into our family, and now has what every child should have, stability.

Cats or Dogs?  NO CATS! Y'hear!

Name a hobby that you would turn into a career if it were possible? Professional PC gamer. 'Nuf said.

Where is the farthest place you have traveled? The farthest is Kiev, Ukraine, but I've also been to the tiny village of Alis, Peru.

If you were a detective, who would be your sidekick? My sidekick would be Brenda Cummings. She has all the tools and skills to get the job done!