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Stay engaged throughout reimagining journey

Colleagues and friends,

We have had many engagements around the Reimagining IT plan since early August, and more are scheduled throughout the end of the year. There is a common denominator in each of these engagements, and that is the collective pride and passion everyone who works here has for this great University.

That pride and passion fuel the work of the Reimagining IT team to create positive change as we fill in more details of the plan to meet our goals: align IT resources with the University’s strategic plan, optimize our investments in technology and services, and create capacity to support innovation.

We all should be mindful that nothing is currently changing, and nothing will change without you knowing about it ahead of time. That being said, we need to maintain forward progress on projects. It’s critically important for our faculty, researchers, students and staff to be able to count on us to provide the world-class IT service and support they need.

I invite you to stay up-to-date on the plan as it evolves by visiting rit.psu.edu. In addition to learning about the components of the plan, you can submit feedback at any time. Your questions and comments are important to help inform next steps of the journey.

Best regards,
Michael

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.

Michael Kubit

Mission and Vision

Mission

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.

Vision

Information Technology at Penn State

we serve, we empower, we innovate
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We Are Penn State.

Reimagining IT Plan Introduced

Many in the Penn State IT community got a first look at the Reimagining IT plan during the IT All-Staff Meeting October 3 in the Bryce Jordan Center.

In his remarks, Michael Kubit, vice president for IT and CIO, said a key aspect of the plan is comprehensive professional growth, to ensure IT professionals have career paths to help them grow and evolve in better support of the work of the University.

There are four key goals of the talent management strategy: to align the organization to promote a world-class workforce; to evolve the culture and improve overall effectiveness; to maximize employees’ potential; and to assess what is happening and constantly improve our strategies.

Read the full recap at http://ovpit.psu.edu/2018/10/05/reimagining-it-plan-introduced/.

Senior Leadership

The Penn State IT senior leadership team — led by Michael Kubit, VPIT/CIO — includes senior directors, a Financial Officer (FO) strategic partner, and a Human Resources (HR) 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 HR srategic partner elevates the VP/CIO’s commitment to providing employees a work environment conducive to equal opportunity for learning, personal growth, and shared information. The FO strategic partner supports the shared vision of the VP/CIO by providing financial insight and planning for the stewardship of our investment in IT.

Jon Crutchfield

Jon Crutchfield

Senior Director,
Business Intelligence

Jennifer Sparrow

Jennifer Sparrow

Senior Director,
Teaching and Learning with Technology

Jen Stedlin

Jen Stedelin

Senior Director,
Strategic Operations

Allen Stubblefield

Allen Stubblefield

Interim Senior Director,
Enterprise Service Management

Bill Wrobleski

Bill Wrobleski

Senior Director,
Infrastructure

Mary Gorman

Mary Gorman

Financial Officer
Strategic Partner

Erika Shoffner

Erika Shoffner

Human Resources
Strategic Partner

Lynette Yarger

Lynette Yarger

Administrative Fellow

Executive Staff

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Krystal McMillen

Executive Assistant
kvs7@psu.edu

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Heather White

Administrative Support Coordinator
hmh101@psu.edu

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Margaret Moses

Executive Communications