UNCG Campus Weekly

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ITS personnel update

UNCG’s Information Technology Services (ITS) has hired or identified new leadership in business intelligence (the use of data to improve decision-making), learning technology (the use of technology to improve learning outcomes) and other areas. Personnel updates include:

  • Laura Young became associate vice chancellor for administrative systems in ITS effective Oct. 1, replacing Joel Dunn, who is retiring this fall. She previously served as the Associate Vice Chancellor for Enterprise Administrative Applications, reporting to Vice Chancellor Reade Taylor but managing campus-wide IT governance processes involving all UNCG divisions. In addition to taking Joel’s place as the senior manager for the ITS Management Information Systems & Data Management groups & other ITS responsibilities, she will retain her current AVC-EAA responsibilities for governance of administrative systems. As she does in her current position, she’ll continue to focus on developing the most cost-effective administrative solutions for all UNCG divisions.
  • On Nov. 4, Lee Norris will become manager for the Data Management group, the role previously played by Valerie McFadden. Lee and Laura will play lead roles on business intelligence and data governance. Lee comes to UNCG from UNC-Charlotte.
  • Todd Sutton, who has led the Client Services/application services group, has taken on additional responsibilities. His new title is Director of Learning Technology.
  • Chris Waters has returned to UNCG to be university webmaster and lead the web services group (previously headed by Andrew Marker).

A new enterprise application administration group is being formed to manage Blackboard Collaborate, Blackboard Mobile, Google Apps for Education, iTunesU, WordPress and Qualtrics, among other tasks. ITS has assumed responsibility for application administration for Blackboard Learn, the Learning Management System previously handled by the Faculty Teaching & Learning Commons. ITS’ new manager for the application administration group, Nick Young, comes to UNCG from NC State, filling a position previously occupied by Kevin Bullard. The staff handling the Bb Learn & Bb Collaborate applications will be announced soon.