In IT Together
2019 was another productive year and I continue to be impressed by the resilience, perseverance, and commitment of our One IT community to support the campus and make progress on the priorities outlined in our Reimagining IT (ReIT) Strategic Plan.
We launched the ReIT Plan in 2017 and each year we have used an agile approach to reevaluate and reprioritize the projects that would receive our focus, time, and resources for the good of the campus. We spent extensive time this past year working with campus leadership and the One IT community to update the ReIT Plan to realign our goals to the campus strategic framework, balance key campus priorities, and continue to strengthen our IT services.
Our annual report is focused on our four ReIT strategic plan goals, last year’s 16 IT Priority Initiatives supporting those goals, and their support of the larger campus Strategic Plan. For the 2020 fiscal year, we have identified 20 IT Priority Initiatives including two that came in response to the PG&E power shut downs and loss of instruction time that severely impacted the campus during the 2019 fall semester. You can read more about all of our priorities for FY20 in our latest version of the ReIT strategic plan.
Also in 2019, we welcomed several new members to our leadership team including Jenn Stringer, Assistant Vice Chancellor for IT and Deputy CIO; Jody Couch, Executive Director for Enterprise Applications; Shawna Dark, Chief Academic Technology Officer and Executive Director of Research, Teaching, and Learning; Salwa Ismail, Associate University Librarian for Digital Initiatives and IT and Associate CIO; Anne Marie Richard, Director for SAIT and Associate CIO; Rana Silver, Functional Director for SIS; Ross Stivison, Technical Director for Enterprise Applications; and Allison Henry, Chief Information Security Officer. I want to express my gratitude for their taking on their new roles and their ability to hit-the-ground-running and — along with their teams — make important contributions toward our goals this year.
We are all in this together.
Larry Conrad, Associate Vice Chancellor for IT and Chief Information Officer