New Phone System Under Way

Ten years ago when Director of Telecommunications Paulette Blass began working for Telecom, she was told that a new phone system would be installed in the next three to five years. “We are just now taking the first steps,” she said. This includes hiring a consultant to work with the many options available, as well as working with other colleges to develop a system that will meet the needs of students, faculty and staff. She said that references from consultants will be gathered within the next several weeks. “I always think [it will be] in the next few days, but I’ve thought that since last Thanksgiving,” said Blass.