Meet the Team

Get to know Drury's Information Systems staff

The Information Systems Department is responsible for the computer system that runs the daily operations of Drury University. Many core functions are supported by this system, including Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Purchasing, Personnel, Admissions, Advising, Financial Aid, General Ledger, Payroll, and Registration. Other computer applications are implemented and supported as needed.

The office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm and the Help Desk is accessible online at

Val Serafimov - Senior Director of Information Systems

Val joined Information Systems in 2000 providing support and analysis for the IBM iSeries 400 midrange systems on campus as well as client support. In 2004 he implemented the MyDrury portal. He became the Director of the department in 2009 and played a critical role in the conversion of the Student Information System from Jenzabar TE (IBM based) to Jenzabar EX (Microsoft SQL based). He currently oversees all operations of the department including software, hardware, project management and budget.
Work: (417) 873-7262

Teresa Castleberry - Programmer Analyst III

Teresa began programming for Drury in 1995, left to work for Jenzabar for 4 years, and returned to Drury in 2009. Her responsibilities include server and database maintenance and monitoring, job scheduling, and reporting.
Work: (913) 839-3500

Jeremy Evans - Systems Administrator

Jeremy joined Information Systems in 2011. He is responsible for the support and implementation of all virtual and physical servers, as well as VMWare, Disaster Recovery, Remote Server management and software installation.
Work: (417) 873-6391

Diana Serafimov - Interface and Security Software Analyst

Diana joined Information Systems in 2012. Her responsibilities include security, business analytics and imaging, as well as web support. She previously worked in the Financial Aid office as the Assistant Director of Financial Aid IT/Support providing technology support for the department.
Work: (417) 873-7332

Becky Polk - LMS Administrator

Becky has been with Drury since 2009.  As Learning Systems Manager, she is responsible for the support and maintenance of Moodle, the software application that delivers Drury’s courses electronically. She also  aids faculty and students in its use. Prior to coming to Drury, she worked on developing and operating websites in the medical field.
Work: (417) 873-6906