In Dec 1991, Oralia began her career at Trinity University working as a computer operator in what is now the Information Technology Services department. Back then it was simply known as the Computing Center, working with IBM mainframes when the rest of the university had terminals on their desk. She was part of the massive undertaking of going from mainframe processing to a Client/Server based network infrastructure, helping to get personal computers on all faculty & staff desks. She progressed from a Computer Operator to a User Services Technician then later to Network Technician with her eventual move to a newly created "Tiger Card Office" as their first official System Administrator.
Promoted in 2002 to System Administrator, she along with only one other Technical Analyst and the Tiger Card Office Director at the time, began the university's expansion to its campus card technology to include functionality for door access, online account management and deposits, mobile privilege verification, laundry, snack & beverage vending, pay-for-print and copying solutions, and a robust student discretionary spending account system.
Designed to serve as the central control system for transaction processing services, students (& anyone with a university ID Card) are able to use Tigerbucks to purchase university theater ticket purchases, parking permits, pay for Health Services, library fines, and various other departmental fees. Patrons simply swipe their ID Cards, affectionately called Tiger Cards, to access their discretionary Tigerbucks funds.
Oralia oversees all aspects of the Tiger Card Office daily tasks. She is the main point of contact for issues or questions regarding semester start & end meal plan reconciliation, auxiliary service related point of sale device issues, such as campus cash registers, laundry and vending machine card readers, pay-for-print solutions (Wepa Kiosks), Value Transfer Stations and much more. The Tiger Card office staff like to say "anywhere you swipe your Tiger Card, we service it".
Certification: MCSE - Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Certification: MCP - Microsoft Certified Professional
Certification: AITP - Association of Information Technology Professionals
San Antonio College: Associates of Applied Science
1977-1981 Incarnate Word High School
Community service & Involvement
Recipient of the Helen Heare McKinley Employee Excellence Award - DEC 2017
Title IX Investigator - Coalition for Respect (2014 - present)
Member Trinity University Staff Engagement Committee (2014)
Primary CBORD User Advisory Council Representative (2005-2007)
Alternate CBORD User Advisory Council Representative (2004-2005)
Member of the Elf Lousie Core Group of Volunteers (2003-present)