AIS Staff

Rich Metzger


Joined AIS in: 1967
Education: B.S., Bucknell University

Statement:  The offices I work most with are Conference & Events, Dean of the College, Dean of Students, Post Office, Registrar, Residence Life and Student Involvement.  In addition I monitor our EMS Scheduling and Master Calendar systems.  As Director of AIS, I work closely with our CIO on matters of budget, coordinate purchases for AIS, and facilitate our DOIT group which includes representatives from most administrative offices.  I have worked at Allegheny for 44 years, enjoy gardening, games of chance, and collecting all kinds of collections.

Pete Gifford

Systems Manager

Joined AIS in: 1977
Education: B.S., Muhlenberg College

Statement: The offices I work with most are Financial Aid, Financial Services and Accounting. In addition I monitor, maintain and patch the Colleague application and Unidata database. As a sideline, I help my wife in her work with Teen Parents. During the summer we help with the Creating Landscapes PreKindergarten program. We have four children, the youngest of which is starting college. I enjoy history, art and music including singing in a barbershop quartet.

Susan Fenton


Joined AIS in: 2008
Education: A.B., Stonehill College  M.S., University of Notre Dame

Statement: I work primarily with the Development Office and the software used for managing fund raising. I also help Physical Plant, Security and other departments with their specialized software. I think video chatting is the killer app of the internet. I live in Meadville with my husband, and enjoy traveling to New York and Boston to visit our artist daughter and musician son.

Jason Ramsey

Asst. Director(Focus on Digital Communications)

Joined AIS in: 2003
Education: B.A., Allegheny College

Statement: I work mostly with Admissions and our internal and external communications folks, web and media designers, writers, public relations.  I think technology should always be about people first, so I love when I get to train on technology, examine business practices and the two-way exchange of knowledge that happens as a result.  I have a wife and son and enjoy bicycling when it’s not raining or snowing, too hard.

Chris RickProgrammer/Analyst Joined AIS in: 2011

Statement: My major accountablility is supporting the Human Resources/Payroll department.  As I learn more about the other departments and the products they use, I will be assigned additional responsibilites.  I enjoy creating a technical environment that helps people do their jobs more efficiently .   My personal interests include music, dance, theater, and working out.  I also have a strong interest in Meadville’s history,  with a special focus on the Huidekoper family and the Baldwin/Reynolds home.  I live in Meadville and I have three children.