As 2022 draws to a close, it is important to look back on the year and recognize the incredible accomplishments achieved through partnerships, research, student and staff success by the Office of the Vice President for IT and CIO.
Promotions and new leaders
OVPIT promoted and recruited staff to key positions that are vital to the IU mission.
Sabrina Andrews joined IU as associate vice president, Institutional Analytics.
Jamey Brooks promoted to director of Client Support.
Momi Ford promoted to associate vice president, Client Support.
Lora Fox promoted to associate vice president, Enterprise Systems.
Madeline Grdina, promoted to director, Enterprise Experience.
Michele Kelmer promoted to director of faculty engagement and outreach.
Aaron Neal promoted to deputy CIO.
Patrick Phillips promoted to associate vice president, Client Technology Support.
Susan Sons promoted to executive director of OmniSOC.
Mark Spencer promoted to director of telecommunications infrastructure.
Jason Williams joined IU as chief information security officer.
Jim Williams rejoined IU as director of international networks.
Dan Young promoted to chief data architect and director, Institutional Data Services.
UITS staff members were recognized for their talent, skills, and dedication.
UITS hosted a Cornhole Tournament alongside the first in-person Chili CookOff since the pandemic.
UITS staff members showed off their creativity with a Halloween costume contest.
UITS launched VPIT Voice and VPIT Voice Live series.
Winners of the UITS Halloween Costume Contest for Best Group, Funniest, and Scariest Costume. Associate Vice Presidents Lora Fox, Sabrina Andrews, and Momi Ford as the Sanderson Sisters, Human Resources Director Joe Farrell as Dr. Rick, and Principal Software Engineer Vale Hettlinger as Maleficient.
Research and grants
In 2022, OVPIT helped contribute to groundbreaking scientific research across multiple fields.