December 2018

Wishing you health and happiness this holiday season

Colleagues and friends,

It’s natural at this time of year to reflect on what has occurred in the past and to anticipate what the future may hold.

Looking back, 2018 was an exciting and productive year as we laid the groundwork for Reimagining IT at Penn State. Through intensive examination of what we do and how we do it, we realized there is tremendous potential and opportunity to transform and evolve as we move toward our new destination – the new Penn State IT organization.

The word “opportunity” is significant. Merriam-Webster defines it as a favorable juncture of circumstances, and a good chance for advancement or progress. When you frame the reimagining effort as an opportunity, I hope you feel the same excitement that I do.

We are at a juncture between the known and the unknown, between where we are now and where we can go. We are building a new organization that will be equipped to enable services more directly relevant to faculty, researcher and student needs.

Seizing opportunity requires energy, imagination, and trust. We will need all three in good measure as we move further along this journey.

My wish for you this holiday season is for good health, time to recharge with family and friends, and moments for reflection so you can re-center and focus on the opportunities that lie ahead.

Best regards,

Michael Kubit
Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer