The College of Arts and Sciences invites the campus community to celebrate the retirement of Diane Dragone. Her celebration will be held from 2:30-3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21, in the Farnsworth Room of the Student Union Building. Cake and beverages will be served.
Dragone earned a bachelor’s degree in computer information systems from Northern Arizona University in 1983. She worked in IT in the banking industry prior to joining Boise State University in 1992.
Dragone has been employed at Boise State for more than 26 years, beginning as a DP system operator. In 1993, she became a PC network specialist, providing support for five Office of Information Technology servers. In 1995, Dragone became a member of the professional staff, with a title of system engineer – novell. She formed the Network Administrators Group in an effort to foster collaboration between the various colleges and departments across campus. (The group since has been renamed “UTAG” and still meets a few times a year.)
For five years, Dragone volunteered at Collister Elementary school, teaching a computer class one day per week. In 2006, she became a communications engineer with the Office of Information Technology, making her responsible for network communications and security for Boise State. In 2014, she moved over to the academic side of the university as a systems administrator for the College of Arts and Sciences, where she supported faculty, staff and students.
Dragone will spend her retirement with her significant other, Ken Blair, who also is retired. They plan to spend more time enjoying the outdoors, biking, hiking, camping and tending their urban farm.