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Spend your summer wisely

Colleagues and friends,

For IT, as a service organization, the pace never truly slows. Our project portfolio does not go on hiatus from graduation until new student arrival. High priority work still demands focused attention.

Despite that reality, we must all strive to find a healthy work-life balance that enables us to perform optimally. It is imperative we take time to refresh ourselves, to keep our stress levels in check and maintain productivity.

I want to encourage you this summer to make time for that which helps to center and reinvigorate you. Pay attention to family and friends. Spend time in nature. Allow your mind, body, and spirit to recharge in the ways that resonate with you.

This self-care is fundamental in order for each of us to be the best versions of ourselves and to do our best work.

Warm regards,

Michael Kubit
Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer

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Michael Kubit

Vice President for Information Technology,
Chief Information Officer

Michael Kubit brings more than thirty years of higher education experience to his role as Penn State University’s vice president for Information Technology and chief information officer (VPIT/CIO). Kubit provides strategic leadership for more than eighty Penn State IT units and 1,600 IT professionals through focusing on building and supporting the growing infrastructure and services offered by Penn State IT.

Mission and Vision


Penn State IT is a service organization, dedicated to serving the needs of our students, faculty, and staff members through responsive service and support, enabling infrastructure, effective administrative systems, and strategic innovation.


Information Technology at Penn State

We Are Penn State.

Year one report

Michael Kubit presented his Year One report on Information Technology at Penn State to University leadership in February. These presentations included: President’s Council, Academic Leadership Council, and the Board of Trustees’ Committee on Audit and Risk.

This report:

  • summarizes trends that affect higher education
  • outlines the goals for fiscal year 2017-2018
  • includes the mission, vision and strategy for Penn State IT; and
  • examines areas of opportunity

Download the PDF

Senior Leadership

The Penn State IT senior leadership team — led by Michael Kubit, VPIT/CIO — includes six senior directors, a Financial Officer strategic partner, and a Human Resources strategic partner. The senior directors work throughout the University and with IT staff members to create new initiatives, protect University technology, collaborate with faculty and researchers, and cultivate operational excellence. The HRSP elevates the VP/CIO’s commitment to providing employees a work environment conducive to equal opportunity for learning, personal growth, and shared information. The financial officer supports the shared vision of the VP/CIO by providing financial insight and planning for the stewardship of our investment in IT.

Jon Crutchfield

Senior Director,
Business Intelligence

Ken Forstmeier

Interim Senior Director,
Enterprise Infrastructure & Operations

Jennifer Sparrow

Senior Director,
Teaching and Learning with Technology

Jen Stedelin

Senior Director,
Strategic Operations

Allen Stubblefield

Interim Senior Director,
Enterprise Service Management

Bill Wrobleski

Senior Director,

Erika Shoffner

Human Resources
Strategic Partner

Tim Shuey

Financial Officer
Strategic Partner

Executive Staff

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Krystal McMillen

Executive Assistant

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Heather White

Administrative Support Coordinator

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Margaret Moses

Executive Communications