Student Affairs IT was originally started with the Resident Technology Assistant (RTA) program in 1999 and was located in Jesse Hall. The program moved to its current location, 014 Elrod Hall, in 2006 and became Student Affairs IT. SAIT is now run by four full-time employees who oversee nine Resident Technology Assistants (RTAs), and a student programmer.
SAIT provides technical support to all students of the University of Montana, and offers in-room support to on-campus residents through the RTAs. SAIT also supports departments within the division of Student Affairs.
RTAs are students who live in the residence halls and at the Lewis and Clark Village, and are available four nights per week to help residents with technical issues such as connecting to the Internet, troubleshooting cable connections, assisting with in-room phones, and other computer issues. Interested in becoming an RTA? Please visit our employment page for more information.
Andrew Letson is a political science major from Billings, MT. In his spare time, he can often be found playing video games like StarCraft 2, DotA, or Borderlands.
Alex (or Arata) Uchiyama is a sophomore with no particular major in mind (yet). He loves traveling and it is his second year living in Montana. He is also somewhat proficient in Japanese and loves tea, especially when winter hits. He is known to enjoy outdoor activities such as rafting and hiking as well! Mostly, though, he enjoys questioning everything for the sake of it (and sometimes to annoy).
Bogdan hails from the faraway land of Serbia. He flew to Missoula on a dart and was promptly charmed by its amazing spirit and some outstanding individuals. He likes to challenge his mind constantly through the fine art of procrastination. He is a computer science major in his second year, but also dabbles in History, Philosophy and Physics because they are awesome. His inner geek occasionally gets set loose. If you look closely, you might see Bogdan lurking on the ground floor of Jesse.
“When life gives you lemons, don’t make lemonade. Make life take the lemons back! Get mad!” – Cave Johnson
Christian DeCan is a Sophomore (and sophomoric) biology student from Florence, Montana. His hobbies include the piano, guitar (oh my gosh, he’s so soulful…), Pokemon Genetics Engineering, and getting hopelessly lost whilst attempting to navigate around campus.
Coby Greenhagen is a junior in college with a major in computer science. He was born and raised in Glasgow, MT and graduated in 2010. In his free time he enjoys being outdoors, camping, hunting, tubing, gaming, and hockey. He also enjoys watching Dexter and Game of Thrones (remember, winter is coming...).
Jessica Northam is a sophomore from Granite Bay, California. She is majoring in political science and history and is minoring in European Studies. Jessica enjoys wake surfing, swimming, skiing, hiking and running, and is glad to find (almost) all of these things in the great state of Montana. When she isn’t studying or saving lives, you can find her having random dance parties in her room, or quoting Mean Girls at every opportunity.
Jordan Kress is a junior in the Economics department and is from Walnut Creek, CA. Consistently harassed by low-hanging tree branches and judgmental shoe sales personnel, he finds solace in books, the music of Queen, and catching an occasional squirrel cage match.
Kori is currently a freshman at UM majoring in biology and minoring in astronomy. She hails from the distant shores of southern California and enjoys hiking, camping, hunting, playing video games, or watching British television shows (such as Doctor Who and Sherlock) when she is not working or studying.
Leanne Wright is originally from Fairfield, Montana. She is currently a junior studying anthropology. In the rare moments that she is not at the SAIT office or doing homework, she is working on becoming a connoisseur of slushies or going for long walks along the river trail.
Michael Callahan, or more commonly known as, ‘Lunar Bond,’ traveled to the state of Montana after losing his left arm in ‘Nam. He then became the first human cyborg through funding by Aperture Science, and the support of his turtle, Georgia. After the defeat of Hannah Montana and Justin Bieber in a fight to the death, Mr. Callahan decided settle down and get an edumacation at the esteemed University of Montana. This led to his most important accomplishment to date: The Hamster Powered Computer. This machine comes with a fully stocked and self-replicating hamster farm that only requires a user to replace the hamster once per day (A minor inconvenience). The performance on the Hamster Computer is far superior to the that of a weakling PC or Mac. Though Michael continues to age his contributions to the world he still continues to add to fine fashion. If you feel curious and would like to meet the great man, try wandering around the Lewis and Clark Villages and one day, you might see him.
Born in the bustling boom town of Glasgow, MT, Quinton Greenhagen rose to a seat of power by being deemed worthy of joining the RTA knighthood. As a third year computer science major, Java has become a secondary language. His hobbies include Magic the Gathering, League of Legends, and kicking virtual butt.