Strategy & Partnerships

Meet the Team

Terence Phuong, CFOTerence Phuong

Interim Executive Director for Strategy & Partnerships and Chief of Staff

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What We Do

The Strategy & Partnership unit engages campus academic, administrative, and IT leaders to ensure Berkeley IT carries out the work of the greatest benefit to the campus; to secure, govern, and steward ongoing and one-time resources; and to facilitate communications so that the essential services that our ~900 IT professionals provide are well understood and recognized by the campus community.

Key Functions & Services

Agile Collaborative Teams

Led by Isaac Mankita, Business and Finance Analyst, an Agile Collaborative Team (ACT) is a cross-functional team charged with exploring a critical strategic challenge that will transform the way we work and/or deliver services. ACTs advise the Executive Leadership Team (ExLT) on emerging priorities and provide a mechanism to better support the campus's strategic goals.

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Campus IT Strategy & One IT

Casey Hennig is the One IT Program Manager, overseeing the Campus One IT Strategic Plan by connecting IT and IT-adjacent Units across Berkeley to build community, increase collaboration, and improve IT services coordination and efficiencies to provide the best possible service to all. Areas of focus:


Rita Rosenthal, Director of Communications, leads this team to help connect our campus community to our services, communicating change, sharing news, and promoting events. We build community and more collaborative networks by engaging with campus partners through our One IT movement and committees we are members of on-campus, UC-wide, and in key higher ed spaces. Services include:

  • Communications Strategy - We work with internal clients and campus partners to develop integrated strategic marketing and communications plans when there is a need to reach a campus-wide audience. 
  • Online Presence - We promote IT services, communicate changes in technology and new features as well as share news and events through the Technology@Berkeley website. We manage the IT Service Catalog, collaborating with service owners to keep their content updated in both the catalog and in the Knowledge Base. 
  • Writing & Editing - We offer writing services for the Office of the CIO with a multi-channel marketing approach in mind: email communications and e-newsletters, print collateral, infographics, news features, social media, and other online content. 
  • Graphic & Web Design - We help visually communicate and simplify complex or technical info for the campus community by providing graphic design services. From presentations to our online presence (e.g., buttons, banners, infographics, or fully designed Web pages), and related print materials (e.g., posters, handouts, brochures).
  • Event Promotion - We help to promote events planned by Berkeley IT units, IT staff organizations, and other campus partners.
  • Print Collateral - We are available to consult with Berkeley IT units on print pieces that may be needed as part of a larger communications campaign or one-off flyers and handouts.

Learn more about Berkeley IT Communications 

IT Architecture

Bill Allison is UC Berkeley's Chief Technology Officer with responsibility for leading the University's overall technology architecture strategy. He leads cross-functional initiatives with IT directors that simplify, modernize, standardize, and evolve the University's technology infrastructure and IT roadmap. He is also the convener of the Berkeley IT Architecture Review Board and co-chairs the campus IT Architecture and Infrastructure Committee. Areas of focus:

IT Governance

Robin Pappas is the IT Governance Program Manager who collaborates with stakeholders and IT partners to envision and implement planning and prioritization processes that ensure IT investments are aligned to and advance the missions and strategy of UC Berkeley. Key functions in this role:

  • Strategic Alignment - Ensure that IT supports University and campus strategies, initiatives, and business needs.
  • Process & Policy Oversight - Maintain structures, policies, and activities that increase the value of IT.
  • Resource Prioritization - Link IT activity to campus outcomes through effective resource distribution.

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IT Policy

 Jenny Bombasaro Brady is the IT Policy Program Manager leading multi-party engagement in crafting IT policy that meets institutional imperatives while protecting and reflecting UC Berkeley’s values. Key functions in this role:

  • Convenes and leads campus stakeholders in authoring, revising, and rescinding campus IT policies.
  • Guides change management efforts to implement UC-wide and Berkeley campus policy and analyze its effectiveness.
  • Develops and implements Berkeley’s IT policy communications and adoption strategy.
  • Collaborates and coordinates with campus and UC partners.

Learn more about IT Policy