Board of Education Announces Appointment (Feb. 8)

Board of Education Announces Appointment Monday Night
Posted on 02/08/2021

The Champaign Unit 4 School District announced approval of an administrative appointment during its Board of Education meeting Monday night.

Valarian Couch Named Director of Information Systems & Network Security
Couch was appointed Director of Information Systems & Network Security after serving as Network Security Manager with Flex-N-Gate since June 2018. Prior to that role, Couch spent two years as Cyber Security Manager with C2C Innovated Technology and two years as IT Manager/Senior Network Engineer with TransCore. His background also positions as Senior Network Engineer at Charter Communications and IT Manager with Hardaway Concrete. Couch did consulting work for Fortune 500 companies and government entities.

Couch served as a Non-Commissioned Officer in the United State Army for four years.  He earned both his Bachelor of Science in Information System Management (May 2020) and Master of Science in Cybersecurity Engineering (February 2021) from Colorado Technical University. Couch is currently working on his Doctorate in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance. He also holds multiple IT certifications. His appointment begins March 1.

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