Eric Lukens graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in 2006 with a B.A. in Political Science. During his time as a student at UNI, Eric worked in the College of Humanities and Fine Arts (now the College of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences) and in the Student Affairs division as a student computer technician. During this time, he was involved in the emergency relocation of several University offices after the Gilchrist fire, setting up critical workstations to keep offices operational. After working as a student, Eric was hired full-time in the College of Humanities and Fine Arts. He worked for two years in desktop and server support before being hired in ITS-Network Services at UNI in September of 2008.
Eric is one of a handful of people focused on securing campus electronic systems, better known as the "Security Office." The Security Office provides assistance and information to all members of the UNI community seeking assistance in making computing more secure. Eric has worked on several major projects, including implementing the credit card industries’ data security standard. Eric also works on day-to-day policy, risk assessment, and incident response relating to IT data and assets.