The senior director of Campus Life Technical Services (CLTS), Bruce Covey, has accepted a position with Student Information Systems (the OPUS team) in the Office of the Provost. As a Peoplesoft Enterprise business analyst, Covey will work with student databases and information systems.

Covey came to Emory in 1994 as manager of the old Theology Bookstore in Bishops Hall, later taught poetry writing in Emory’s Creative Writing Program, and still holds a faculty appointment. He joined Campus Life in 1998 as associate director of Emory Bookstores, eventually moving up to director. In 2006, he was promoted to senior director of Campus Life Technology and Bookstore Relations, which eventually became CLTS, which he has managed for the past 18 years.

Covey’s contributions to Campus Life and the university are numerous, including the following, among many others. He founded the Druid Hills Bookstore in Emory Village, which was Emory’s academic bookstore for 10 years. He served on teams that developed the first Open Expression Policy, Campus Life Mentoring Program, Campus Life Bridge Fund, Senior Staff Convening Committee, All-Staff Convening Committee, Campus Life Student Compact, and others. He was faculty advisor, then business advisor, to the Emory Wheel for 13 years.

Covey curated the Bookstore’s What’s New in Poetry series – a nationally recognized poetry reading series that brought more than 200 poets to campus over a 10-year period and chaired the Emory College Dean’s Emory Poetry Council for 20 years. He has written seven books and won Creative Loafing magazine’s 2014 Best of Atlanta Best Book Award. He is also the recipient of several Campus Life CLASS Awards.

Covey’s remarkable list of contributions notwithstanding, Covey is most proud of the contributions of his CLTS team, which includes several members who have worked with him since the office was created.

“I’ve been so lucky to have worked with Stephen Wimberly, Eddie Parsons, and Richard Method for all of that time and Nick Weber for most of it,” said Covey. “More recently, Alex Macdonald, Naomi Stoner, Liz Carlino, and Yeu-Ann Huang have also made major contributions to the computing lives of Campus Life employees.”

You can congratulate Bruce at bcovey@emory.edu. Questions during the interim should be directed to Lina Vargas at lina.vargas@emory.edu.