Consolidating Campus Information Technology Announcement

This information is from the 2009 OIT Consolidation. It is kept here for archival purposes.

Subject: Consolidating Campus Information Technology
Date: Mon, 22 June 2009 18:02:12 -0700
From: Michael R. Gottfredson, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost <ZOTMAIL@uci.edu>

To: UCI Campus Community: ;

Dear Colleagues,

Information Technology (IT) plays a critical role in all campus activities.  As UCI evolves, we must adjust our approach to IT support and services to gain greater efficiencies and economies of scale, and to provide a rich, integrated and secure electronic environment in which to educate our students, carry out research, and conduct university business.

After the careful consideration of recommendations made by a senior staff workgroup, I have decided to create a consolidated unit, to be named Information and Academic Technology (IAT), which will combine several existing IT units into a single, comprehensive organization.  This new unit will be led by Assistant Vice Chancellor Dana Roode.

Effective July 1, IAT will comprise Network and Academic Computing Services (NACS), Administrative Computer Services (AdCom), Academic Affairs Computing Services, and Office of Research Computing Services.   Eventually, and in phases, other administrative IT units may be added.  For the time being, IT units located within academic units will not be part of the consolidation effort, but will be able to take advantage of commodity services the new unit would provide.

An IT Consolidation and Oversight Committee is being formed to oversee the consolidation process and operational and project priorities as those move forward.   Dana Roode will chair that committee, and your IT-related comments and suggestions may be forwarded to him at dana.roode@uci.edu for consideration.

I extend my appreciation to all those involved in this initiative, and am confident that the new organization will be well-positioned serve the needs of our diverse and evolving campus community.

Michael R. Gottfredson
Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost