Technology provides a launching point for innovative instruction and a transformative educational experience. 
At Kimball Union this begins with the KUA Laptop Requirement to ensure that every student is equipped with the appropriate device and support for their academic computing needs, which allows us to further embrace digital content and enhancements in and out of the classroom.

KUA classrooms, lecture halls, and conference rooms are equipped with outstanding interactive audio/visual technologies. Our faculty incorporate the use of technology into the curriculum to support and encourage critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and digital citizenship. We see the impact of this every day as we share our classrooms virtually with our scholars through our distance-learning program. 

Laptop Requirement

Because we believe that access to our digital community is essential in order for our students to have a successful 21st-century educational experience, Kimball Union has made a commitment to a BYOsD (bring your own specified device) Laptop Requirement.  
Equity in access to digital resources greatly enhances teaching effectiveness and promotes student-centered learning, inquiry learning, and interactive teaching. Standardization also ensures that valuable classroom time is not spent trying to remediate disparities and hurdles caused by the use of different operating systems, platforms, and software, allowing our faculty and technology department to focus on providing the most innovative and creative programs for our students. Students have ubiquitous access to KUA’s technology-rich environment and dynamic learning opportunities as well as a wide array of resources including digital content, educational software, and digital authoring tools. 
Apple MacBook Air or MacBook Pro Notebook Computer 
Mac OS 10.15 or later 
Intel dual-core Core i3 1.1GHz processor 
8GB RAM or greater 
256GB Storage or greater 
Mac OS 11 or later 
Apple M1 8-Core 8-CPU processor 
8GB RAM or greater 
512GB SSD or greater 


The Technology Department provides basic support and software installation, as needed, on these devices. Additionally, we maintain a small pool of KUA-owned MacBooks for short-term lending in the event that a student-owned device requires service. We facilitate transportation and billing of repairs for student-owned devices, in conjunction with our Business Office and our Apple Authorized service partners. 

Technology Team

List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Jason Bourne

    Jason Bourne 88

    Director of Technology
  • Photo of Stephen Rogers

    Stephen Rogers 04

    Academic Information Systems Manager, Theater Technical Director
  • Photo of Jerry Usery

    Jerry Usery 

    Information Systems Manager (Administrative)