IT Operational Oversight Committee

Members of the Operational Oversight Committee are:

  • Linda Baer, Assistant Comptroller
  • Frank Blalark, University Registrar
  • Robin D. Brown, Chief Information Officer, Purdue University - North Central
  • David S. Carmichael, Engineering Computer Network, Director of ECN/Information Technology
  • James Daniel, Foods and Nutrition, Associate Professor
  • Patricia Davies, Mechanical Engineering, Director Herrick Labs/Professor Mechanical Engineering
  • Vickie Farnsworth, Senior Director Business Systems Competency Center
  • Douglas R. Foster, IT Enterprise Applications, Associate Vice President for Research Computing & IT Application Services & Deputy Chief Information Officer
  • Greg Hedrick, IT Security and Policy, Chief Information Security Officer, Interim
  • Mona L. Holdcraft, Director of Financial Affairs, Health and Human Sciences
  • Sarah Howard, Vice Chancellor Information Services, Purdue University - Calumet
  • Edward (Ned) Howell, Vice President for Research, Managing Director Launching Ctrs and Institutes
  • Robin Jones, Director of Technical Services, Purdue Extended Campus Information Technology
  • G. Logan Jordan, School of Management - Adm and Instr, Associate Dean of Administration
  • Gregory R. Kapp, Assistant Vice President for Development Operations
  • Julie Kercher-Updike, IT Customer Relations, AVP IT Customer Relations
  • Markus A. Lill, Medicinal Chem/Molecular Pharmacology in College of Pharmacy
  • Vishal Lodha,  Assistant Department Head Computer Science
  • Kevin R. Maurer, Director of Strategic Initiatives and Assessment
  • George P. McCabe, College of Science-Administration, Assoc Dean Academic Affairs
  • Gerry McCartney, Vice President for Information Technology, Chief Information Officer, and Olga Oesterle England Professor of Information Technology
  • David R. McKinnis, Technical Assistance Program, Director Technical Assistance Program/Assoc Vice Provost
  • Pat Smoker, Director/Department Head College of Ag IT & Academic Computing Liaison
  • Mitchell Springer, Associate Professor Organizational Leadership and Supervision
  • John J. Turek, Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Amy S. Van Epps, Associate Professor of Library Science
  • Kevin Vedder, Vice President for Human Resources, Assistant Director - HR Service Center

David Carmichael

Director of IT, College of Engineering; Director, ECN; & Academic Computing Liaison


Donna Cumberland

Executive Director, Research Computing

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Brent Drake

Chief Data Officer, Office of Institutional Research, Assessment and Effectiveness


Douglas R. Foster

Associate Vice President for IT Application Services & Deputy Chief Information Officer

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Greg Hedrick

Chief Information Security Officer

James Johnson

James Johnson

Director, Fiscal Affairs


Julie Kercher-Updike

Associate Vice President of Teaching & Learning Technologies and IT Customer Relations

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Nishant Rao

Director, College of Science Information Technology & Academic Computing Liaison


Dan Schumacher

Interim Executive Director, IT Infrastructure Services

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Pat Smoker

Director/Department Head College of Ag IT & Academic Computing Liaison

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Anita Tuttle

Director of Information Technology, College of Health & Human Science & Academic Computing Liaison


Jackie Wilson

Director, Information Technology Human Resources

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