Meet Our Team (post 2 of 3)

Our first 'meet the team' post was a big hit, or maybe it was just Ernie's Instagram account :)

Read on to learn more about the team members in Extension Technology. Introducing .... Patrice, Terri, and Libby!

Patrice Johnson, business analyst / registration What do you like best about Extension and/or Ext Tech? The people I work with! And the programs!
What’s a favorite project you’ve worked on?  Getting registration up and running back in the day. It was a brand new project and we started from scratch. I like feeling that I contributed to an important and successful service.
If you had to eat one thing for every meal going forward, what would you eat?  Pizza or tacos (as long as I could vary the ingredients on/in them). Or popovers filled with creme fraiche, cured salmon, and caviar.

What do you like to do outside work? Write, cook, and teach (I cook and teach to support my writing habit.). I also have a wicked TV viewing habit and book collection.
What’s something most…

New Extension Technology Help Desk Ticketing System

On Thursday, July 5, 2012, Extension Technology switched from using our own customer request ticketing system to using a new University-wide shared service called ServiceNow.


  • Different messages:
    • email you receive will come from "University of Minnesota Service Desk" (notice the .com address instead of
    • email subject line will start with INC123456
    • Online self-service for tracking your help ticket. If you would like, you can login and read what has been done on your incident, as well as add additional notes or screenshots.  (note--please do not enter new tickets for Extension here yet, they will go to OIT's 1-HELP) See the screenshot below [click image to enlarge]:


  • The people supporting you, Extension Technology staff will continue to be your first line of support. 
  • Continue to enter tickets online or call 612-624-6700.

  • Better collaboration and coordination with central OIT and other IT units across campus
  • This change is a step towards better tools for you. As the rollout of ServiceNow continues, you'll have access to a searchable knowledge base and more.


We welcome any and all feedback on this change. Tell us what you think via our online feedback form or leave us a comment!