Employee Spotlight - Kevin Cleppe
Kevin Cleppe works as an Assistive Technologist for Academic Technology and Innovations (ATI) in the Cave at the Pfau Library here Cal State University, San Bernardino and has worked with ATI for over a year and a half.
As an Assistive Technologist, Cleppe manages the Assistive Technology and Accessibility Center (ATAC) computer labs and provides group and 1-on-1 training with assistive technology. Cleppe is also responsible for maintaining the working order of the ATAC computers across the CSUSB and PDC campus and strives to promote and raise awareness for the accessibility needs of the campus body.
“Anytime I can provide a solution to a student, staff, or faculty member and make their life easier, that’s a pretty great moment that I’m always proud of,” said Cleppe.
Cleppe is an alumnus of CSUSB with a BA in political sciences and an MS in National Cyber Security Studies.
Outside of his office, Cleppe enjoys traveling to Joshua Tree as he believes it is a perfect place to relax and rock climb. As an active summer camp volunteer, Cleppe dedicates his time to teaching GEN Cyber Camp participants about cybersecurity and computer science.
Cleppe also envisions developing a crash course program to educate those considering the IT field. As he had built his first computer in 2015, this sparked his interest in creating an introduction program for non-STEM students to show them how accessible the field can be.
With his strong work ethic and dedication to helping the CSUSB community, Cleppe goes above and beyond making a difference within the field of technology.
“CSUSB means to me a quality education at affordable prices. If you come here, you can go anywhere!” says Cleppe.