January 2019

Opportunity is knocking at the start of 2019

Colleagues and friends,

It’s natural to feel excitement at the beginning of a new year. It’s a fresh start with loads of potential and unlimited opportunities.

I’m personally excited about what is ahead for Penn State IT. What fuels that optimism is the depth of talent throughout our organization, which our students, faculty and staff depend on to support the important work they do every day. I’m also excited about the Reimagining IT journey, as we align our resources with the mission and strategic plan of the University, optimize our investments in technology and services, and create capacity to support innovation. As OneIT, we can do far more working together than working independently of one another.

We’ve taken the first steps on our journey. We will proceed one step at a time, as we would on any journey. It will be important not to get too far ahead of ourselves. You likely have questions. I ask that you continue to elevate them and join the dialogue around this initiative.

I’m looking forward to working with all of you to determine what the future looks like. It’s incredibly exciting. Let excitement lead to meaningful input to help shape our new organization.

Let’s start the year strong. It’s going to be a great one.

Best regards,

Michael Kubit
Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer