GRACELAND’S COMPUTER NETWORK CAME FROM THE HARD WORK, DEDICATION AND POWER OF WILL OF BOB FARNHAM ’80. 

The fiber optic connections laid between buildings on the Lamoni campus during his tenure as the Director of Information Technology Services continue to meet Graceland’s needs 22 years later. That’s no small task for a technology-related project.

As we begin the work to upgrade the speed of our network between buildings by 20 times using that existing backbone, I feel it is fitting to name the infrastructure the Robert (Bob) Farnham Memorial Fiber Optic Backbone in recognition of his lasting efforts and vision. 

-JIM COLLINS
Director of Information Technology Services