Mitch Rice

Systems Administrator

Von Lee
517 E. Kirkwood Avenue

Bloomington, IN 47408


Mitch is IU Communications’ system administrator. In other words, he takes care of our computers, servers, software, iThings, and the people using them.

Mitch is also a recumbent bike-riding, folksinger naturalist who loves to spend time in the woods photographing mushrooms and flowers. A former candle maker, leathersmith, ditch digger, tree surgeon, grape picker, mail sorter, baker, stone mason, carpenter, and restaurant manager, he is known around Bloomington for his involvement with a variety of community organizations. Those include Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard, Bloomington Farmers’ Market, EPA-PCB cleanup, Harmony School, CARR, Bloomington Voice, Mongolia Society, Girls Club, Bloomington Bike-Ped Commission, Bloomingfoods, Wild Grove Community Garden, and the Bloomington Community Orchard.

He has one wife, two kids, and many friends.

I try to figure things out and then apply the best solution. There is more persistence and luck in my work than feats of cunning.


  • Bookworm
  • Cyclist
  • Fitness Buff
  • Foodie
  • Gardener
  • Internet Addict
  • Morning Person
  • Movie Buff
  • Multilingual
  • Music Lover
  • Musician
  • Nature Lover
  • Problem Solver
  • Sports Fan
  • Theatergoer