Get to Know Dustin Janes, Office Administrator

Dustin Janes
Dustin Janes, Office Administrator

Our School is grateful for talented and dedicated staff, who contribute greatly to our teaching and research excellence. This “Get to Know” series highlights our staff, sharing their friendly faces and stories of professional success. 

Where did you grow up?

I grew up in Mattoon, Illinois. I moved to Tuscola in 2016 to be closer to the University and will likely move to Champaign-Urbana next year.

What year did you begin working for the iSchool?

This year! March 2019.

Where did you work prior to the iSchool?

After graduating from high school, I worked at the local bagel factory, Lender's Bagels, for seven years before starting at the University in October 2012. I've had the fortune of working in several units—the Department of Economics in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Department of Urban + Regional Planning in the College of Fine and Applied Arts, and Department of Finance in Gies College of Business.

What do you do at the School?

I provide administrative support to our four program directors and the associate dean of academic affairs. This includes elements of course scheduling, assigning TAs, and documenting new/ongoing changes to policy.

What do you like best about your job?

I enjoy the collaborative nature of my work with different staff members and administrative offices within the iSchool. Everybody has been so welcoming and supportive!

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?

Admittedly, I'm a pretty big nerd. Outside of the office, I'm likely found playing video/board games with friends, reading books, or binging on a new Netflix series. I am also a crazy dog person and have an eight-year-old miniature schnauzer named Tucker that I find time to entertain.

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