ITS has lost some key staff in the past few months. Brenda Whalen has moved permanently to the BOR system office in Hartford to head up the system-wide implementation of the Banner move to the cloud for the universities. In her place I have promoted Deb Hunt to Director of Enterprise Applications to head up the ITS information Systems Application group.
I have created two new positions from the Whalen vacancy. One will be in the Center for Instructional Technology to improve our support of faculty use of technology for student learning. The other will support wireless and Voice Over IP (VOIP) in Network Services. Both these positions will be filled as soon as the hiring freeze ends.
Another position that will be filled after the hiring freeze is a replacement for the departure of Ryan Allard who provided desktop computer support.
Finally, a search is underway to replace Tim Sime who supported both wireless and VOIP in Network Services. Now that the VOIP telephone system is being turned over to Eastern from the vendor, we need this position and the one above to support both telephones and the expansion of campus wireless.
In addition to these changes, Kevin Gill will focus on desktop computing support and provide additional counsel to the CIO with Brenda’s departure as well take the lead on thin client computing, and the ITS role in the new system-wide inventory system.
In order to free up some of Kevin’s time for these new duties, Steve Nelson will head up the ITS Help Desk, Center for Instructional Technology (CIT), and the Webb Hall support group.
I have made these changes to make the best use of remaining ITS personnel resources, and position ITS to improve support to faculty and students.
Chief Information Officer