Get to Know Nate Bock

Bock is a system support analyst with CAFNR IT.

What are your job duties/job responsibilities in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources?

My fellow coworkers and I are what is known as Tier 2 support, although we are 2nd to none. We are where the rubber meets the road so to speak in the University’s DOIT model. We support a variety of technical needs for CAFNR. My CAFNR IT team and I install, relocate, configure, and manage the life cycles of computer systems running either Windows or Mac operating systems. We help faculty and staff get connected to the campus network (wired, wireless, or through VPN when working off site.) We support labs, classrooms, and faculty/staff offices. Investigate system faults and symptoms reported by our Users/Customers. We create IT technical solutions to support our customers’ broad spectrum of research and technical needs. We also assist the DOIT security team with end-user security events, such as virus/malware remediation.

How long have you worked in CAFNR?

I have worked in CAFNR since 28 February, 2022, or about 9 months.

What do you enjoy about working for CAFNR/Mizzou?

CAFNR has such a diverse collection of disciplines within the College, and I love talking to people about their projects and how they ended up being in their specific field. I also feel like CAFNR is home since I went to school here and graduated in December of ’21. Fun fact: Four members of the CAFNR IT team (that I know of) are graduates of CAFNR.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

I like playing with my 4-year-old son, Tucker, watching sports (MIZZOU, Cardinals, and Chiefs), hiking, fishing, marksmanship, playing guitar, swimming, traveling, and eating.

What is something your co-workers/other CAFNR employees don’t know about you?

I can say the words hello and coffee in 10 different languages.

**Bock served in the Air Force from January 1999 to August 2014.**

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