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 BYOD (bring your own device) Laptop Requirement. Access to digital resources greatly enhances teaching effectiveness and promotes student-centered learning, inquiry learning, and interactive teaching. The Laptop Requirement ensures that 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 MacOS or Windows 10 Notebook Computer 
Mac OS 12 or later or Windows 10 
Apple M1 or Intel Core i5 processor or better
8GB RAM or greater 
256GB Storage or greater
MacBook Air or Pro, Lenovo ThinkPad, or HP EliteBook*
Mac OS 14 or later or Windows 11
Apple M2 processor or 13th generation Intel Core i7 processor or better
16GB RAM or greater 
512GB SSD or greater 
AppleCare + coverage for Apple devices, extended warranty with accidental damage coverage for Windows devices

*KUA utilizes a local service & repair center authorized to service Apple MacBook, Lenovo ThinkPad, and HP EliteBook lines of notebook computers.


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. KUA utilizes a local service & repair center authorized to service Apple MacBook, Lenovo ThinkPad, and HP EliteBook lines of notebook computers.

Technology Team

List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Jason Bourne

    Jason Bourne 88

    Director of Technology
  • Photo of Stephen Rogers

    Stephen Rogers 04

    Network Administrator and AV Coordinator
  • Photo of Jerry Usery

    Jerry Usery 

    System Administrator