Westminster Alums Return to Campus as Part of IT Staff

BY COURTNEY GALLAGHER

STAFF WRITER

Matt Vore, ’07 and Ryan Smith, ’06 take on the Westminster IT challenge.


This semester, Westminster welcomed home Blue Jays Matthew Vore, ’07, and Ryan Smith, ’06, as they join the IT department as the new Applications Services Manager and Programmer Analyst.

Both Vore and Smith graduated from Westminster with majors in Computer Science and Management Information Systems.

Matt Vore with wife, Michelle.

Matt Vore with wife, Michelle.

Vore’s experience includes working as a web developer and contractor at Westminster, junior SharePoint developer at EBSCO industries, director of information technology at Missouri Military Academy, and the lead information technologist in application development at Missouri Department of Transportation.

Smith comes to Westminster after working in the banking and tax industry for eight years.

Enjoying their time as a part of the IT team, both new members are also happy to be working together again. “Ryan and I had several [Computer Science] classes together and made a good team back then,” said Vore.

Smith agreed: “We had a good rapport working on projects in school, so it is nice to be collaborating with him again.”

Ryan Smith with wife, political science professor, Dr. Kali Wright-Smith.

Ryan Smith with wife, political science professor, Dr. Kali Wright-Smith.

Vore and Smith, happy to be back at Westminster, shared their favorite part of working on campus. Vore enjoys being back in the academic setting. “I do like being in a higher education because of the proximity to such intelligent and thoughtful people that make up the faculty, staff and students, especially here at Westminster,” said Vore.

Smith’s favorite part is running into professors and coaches he had, as well as “getting to support the Blue Jay athletics.”

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