Merger of Technology's IT support with ECN announced

October 15, 2010

Information technology support in the College of Technology and the Engineering Computer Network in the College of Engineering are merging as part of the Campus Information Technology Plan.

The step was announced in a recent memo from Dennis Depew, dean of the College of Technology; Leah Jamieson, the John A. Edwardson Dean of Engineering; and Gerry McCartney, Chief Information Officer and Vice President for Information Technology and the Olga Oesterle England Professor of Information Technology. In it, they said the merger will allow their areas to better share knowledge and expertise, leverage infrastructure and increase efficiency.

The transition will take place over the next year, but all IT staff in the College of Technology are expected to transition into ECN within the next three months.

The College of Technology will maintain an Ad-Hoc Advisory Board, which will provide input to ECN and governance over the college’s IT needs. The College of Engineering is developing an IT governance plan to address operational oversight and strategies for ECN.