“Our gain is another’s loss,” said James Gantt, director of the Center for Telecommunications Systems Management (CTSM), in reference to the newest addition to the center at Murray State. Michael Ramage re-joined the CTSM staff this fall as the center’s associate director.
Ramage’s connection at Murray State began when he received his bachelor’s of science in computer science and a master’s of science in TSM. After graduating from Murray State, Ramage served as special projects leader, lecturer and network manager within the department of industrial and engineering technology and the center for TSM. He left the University to work at Connect Kentucky, which later turned into Connected Nation, and served in various positions over several years.
During his tenure with Connected Nation, Ramage led the implementation of Tennessee’s Trail to Innovation as well as its Computers 4 Kids program, which has distributed nearly 4,000 computers to children living in foster care across Tennessee. Ramage is responsible for directing more than $10 million in successful grant awards and was asked to present several times to organizations including the Tennessee Regulatory Authority and the Federal Communications Commission.
“Coming back to Murray State after so many years is like my own personal homecoming,” Ramage said. “My hope is to combine my experience from the past eight years in promoting technology with my knowledge in TSM. This combination will allow me to assist CTSM in marketing our quality graduates to companies, and in turn help support the global economy.”