Learn more about the Penn State IT transformation
Colleagues and friends,
Information Technology (IT) at Penn State is a dynamic area, affecting every student, faculty, and staff member. Walk into any classroom, meeting location, or office across our campuses, and you will find technology in use. Your expectation is that the technology you depend on works effectively and efficiently. Our responsibility is to provide and support stable systems to make that happen.
As Penn State’s first-ever vice president for IT and chief information officer, I spent my first year listening and learning in order to assess our current state and formulate a roadmap to transform IT at Penn State. With our senior leadership team in place, we are embarking on our journey.
Each month, I will share more in this space on the progress we are making on re-imagining IT at Penn State. You can follow along here and also through the stories, engagements, and updates you will find in the OneIT section of this site.
As always, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me at CIO@psu.edu with any questions or comments.
Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer
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.
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.
- 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
The Penn State IT senior leadership team — led by Michael Kubit, VPIT/CIO — includes six senior directors and a Human Resources strategic partner (HRSP). 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.