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// 2015-16

The Nittany Lion statue at University Park PA

Fiscal year 2015–16 was a year of transition for Penn State IT, which spans more than sixty units across the University and supports students, faculty, and staff members at twenty-four campus locations and the Penn State World Campus.

With the future in mind, plans and organizational restructuring began for implementing Plan-Build-Run (PBR), a concept of IT operations that will enable Penn State IT to reach its strategic goals to improve program and project management, standardize key processes and metrics, and develop financial acumen and agility
. Along with PBR, the Penn State Service Management Program continued to standardize how the University delivers IT services and supports customers, transitioning project leadership from the IT Transformation Program to the Service Management Office.

Efforts to explore and invest in the latest tools for teaching and learning, protect the University's networks and digital assets against cyberthreats, deliver IT services to help the University remain competitive, foster a talented and diverse community, and more, also continued. In addition, progress was made on the implementations of such top-priority University-wide services as Canvas, a new learning management system; LionPATH, a new student information system; and Workday, a new human resources tool.

Updates on these initiatives and many others are highlighted in this report.

IT leadership

The Information Technology Leadership Council (ITLC) is a community of more than seventy leaders that supports IT planning efforts, fosters collaboration, and guides the delivery of services that support Penn State’s mission. The following individuals are directors and managers in their respective fields and are the foundation of IT leadership across the University.
  • Rand Allison
    Intercollegiate Athletics
  • Jan Barnoff
    Office of the Corporate Controller
  • Philip Brannen
    University Office of Global Programs
  • Ginger Breon
    Smeal College of Business
  • Loren Brewster
    Penn State York
  • Rhonda Brown
    Services and Solutions
  • Adam Caimi
    Outreach Information Technology
  • Tom Canich
    College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
  • Caroline Chronowski
    Penn State Wilkes-Barre
  • YuTai Chung
    College of Communications
  • Jerry Ciolkosz
    College of Engineering
  • Todd Clouser
    Office of the University Registrar
  • Dave Cochrane
    College of Education
  • Rick Coons
    Services and Solutions
  • Lori Cottrill
    Graduate School
  • Matthew Decker
    Office of the Vice Provost for IT
  • Phil Devan
    Telecommunications and Networking Services
  • Justin DiMatteo
    Penn State Brandywine
  • Fred DiMuccio
    University Police and Public Safety
  • John Domico
    Computer Science and Engineering
  • Ken Forstmeier
    Administrative Information Services
  • Dace Freivalds
    University Libraries
  • Ted Froats
    Penn State Beaver
  • Pam Fuller
    IT Planning and Resources
  • Matt Gardner
    Dickinson School of Law
  • David Gindhart
    Finance and Business
  • Lisa Glass
    Penn State Berks
  • Gary Grgurich
    Office of Internal Audit
  • Craig Gruneberg
    College of Health and Human Development
  • Brian Hallberg
    Applied Research Laboratory
  • Brian Hart
    Penn State DuBois
  • John Harwood
    Office of the Vice Provost for IT
  • Mark Henderson
    Office of the Vice President for Research
  • Ed Hinkle
    Office of Student Aid
  • John Hoh
    Penn State Harrisburg
  • Joe Laskowski
    Office of Physical Plant
  • Jim Leous
    Services and Solutions
  • Scott Lindsay
    College of Arts and Architecture
  • Veronica Longenecker
    College of the Liberal Arts
  • John Matty
    Office of the President
  • Seth McGeorge
    Dickinson School of Law
  • Ed McGowan
    Student Affairs
  • Jeff Medvec
    Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus
  • Christine Mencer
    Penn State Hazleton
  • Christopher Milito
    College of Information Sciences and Technology
  • James Mooney
    Penn State Abington
  • Mike Morgan
    Penn State Lehigh Valley
  • Marilee Mulvey
    Penn State Worthington Scranton
  • Steve Neeper
    Development and Alumni Relations
  • Joanne Peca
    Penn State Altoona
  • Jon Peters
    Penn State Schuylkill
  • Abbey Philip
    Penn State Great Valley School of Graduate Professional Studies
  • Doug Prowant
    Penn State Mont Alto
  • Rick Ramsay
    Office of the Bursar
  • Jeff Reel
    Telecommunications and Networking Services
  • Marcus P. Robinson
    IT Communications
  • Tom Rodgers
    College of Nursing
  • Jim Rounce
    Penn State New Kensington
  • Mark Saussure
    Penn State Data Centers
  • Steve Selfe
    Office of Human Resources
  • Jim Serafin
    Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
  • Mike Sherlock
    Auxiliary and Business Services
  • Stephen Sherwin
    Penn State Greater Allegheny
  • Renee Shuey
    Identity Services
  • Tim Shuey
    ITS Financial Services
  • Greg Singer
    Penn State Shenango
  • Jennifer Sparrow
    Teaching and Learning with Technology
  • Richard Sparrow
    Office of Information Security
  • Adam Stover
    Office of Undergraduate Education
  • Vince Timbers
    Office of Undergraduate Education
  • Mark Weaver
    University Budget Office
  • Tom Weber
    Schreyer Honors College
  • Eric White
    Eberly College of Science
  • Kari Williamson
    Office of the Vice President for Commonwealth Campuses
  • Ed Zuech
    College of Agricultural Sciences

IT Annual report Production Staff

  • Katie Bohn
  • Julie Eble
  • Rachel Garman
  • Lauren Ingram
  • Janice Swayne
Graphic Design:
  • Angela Kendall
  • Tom Klimek
  • Katie Bohn
  • Rachel Garman
  • Angela Kendall
  • Tom Klimek
  • Lauren Ingram
  • Joe DeLuca
  • Cynde Fleagle
  • John Pater

Produced by the Office of the Vice Provost for Information Technology at Penn State

Office of the Vice Provost for Information Technology
401 Old Main
University Park,  PA 16802