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Because Project Management is both “an art and a science,” the team members of the PMO draw on their academic, corporate, and non-profit experiences to serve the University community. 

We are the PMO!

Brian Skouby, MBA, PMP

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Brian Skouby directs the SIU PMO by leveraging his Information Technology (IT), Management, and relational experiences. A Southern Illinois native, Brian earned two Business degrees from SIU Carbondale.

During the last two decades, Brian led IT projects impacting the management of multiple Data Centers, campus-wide Identity and Access Management, and Disaster Recovery planning.

Brian is motivated to improve the SIU PMO tools and processes to benefit the growing number of SIU project stakeholders, even while formalizing his Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.

Casey Rolape

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Casey Rolape brings over five years of experience in communication and marketing, plus several years of management experience. 

Prior to joining SIU Carbondale, Casey worked for a hospice company where she managed physician marketing, recruitment and training. 

Casey currently manages the SIU Technology Mentor Program and PMO internal projects, leveraging her expertise in project and communication planning, and marketing of Project Management services.

Casey is studying to pass the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) exam.

Don Barth, MFA

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Don Barth, born in Chicago and raised in a blue-collar neighborhood underneath O’Hare airport, continues to blend his interests in the arts, technology, and education with his current PMO responsibilities.

As a Professor, Don has taught computer media and art courses at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, the University of South Carolina, and now at SIU Carbondale. Additionally, Don has trained corporate employees to use Macintosh technology and owned his own computing services company.

When he’s not teaching or supporting the PMO, Don develops multimedia solutions to educate Mobile Dawg users or to support the needs of fellow faculty via the offerings of the Center for Teaching Excellence.  

Arden Lockwood Dudek,
PhD, PMP

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Arden Lockwood Dudek began her career as a financial systems computer programmer and IT project manager for some of the world’s largest corporations.

In 2015, Arden published her dissertation entitled Exploring University Project Management Presence as Related to Organizational Models that integrates her interests in Higher Education Administration with her technology leadership experiences.

While fostering partnerships that benefit University students, faculty, staff, and administrators, Arden strives to practically apply project management theory to IT and organizational change projects in our academic environment. 

Lisa Threlkeld

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Lisa Threlkeld is a seasoned management professional with over 20 years of experience across multiple genres of Telecommunications. 

Focused on quality products and service delivery, Lisa brings comprehensive knowledge to support effective operational strategies both within the PMO and in partnership with University offices. 

As an emerging Technical Resource Manager (TRM), Lisa enjoys contributing to pragmatic organizational improvements and the individuals within those organizations.

Lisa is currently preparing to take the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) exam. 

Biographies - Meet the Team