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UpdatesMay 22 will mark the one year anniversary of the Hale Library fire. IT staff have persevered and risen to numerous challenges not the least of which was restoring services over an 11-day period. Kudos to the IT staff for facing these challenges head on, for relocating, for finding alternative ways to work, for assisting with recovery, for restoring and rebuilding efforts and so much more. Check out May happenings below.


Interviews for the Chief Operating Officer/Deputy CIO for Enterprise Technology position began May 6 and continues through May 9. For dates and times of interviews, visit the IT News blog article. Videos of the presentations and feedback forms are available on the IT Chief Operating Officer/Deputy CIO for Enterprise Technology
Candidate Materials webpage
. Feedback forms are due by 5 pm on May 13. Search committee members include Stacy Kovar, Brian Niehoff, and Fran Willbrant.

Interviews for the Deputy CIO for Strategy, Planning and Enterprise Architecture has invited Dr. Betsy Draper to interview for the position.  Dr. Draper will present an open forum on the topic of:  “Roadmap for Creating an Integrated, Outcome-Focused Enterprise Architecture Program” on Tuesday, May 14 at 9:30 a.m. in 146 G&H Unger Complex and Zoom https://ksu.zoom.us/j/832994537.

Service Operations

IT continues with Duo, two-factor authentication, deployment. Approximately 4,335 employees have enrolled in DUO.

The data center relocation project has been approved by the State of Kansas and at the executive level at K-State. A communications plan is in the works.

Networking and Telecommunications Services (NTS) has been updating the controllers on the wireless network.

The Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) project team scheduled three vendor demos for campus on May 2 and May 8. For dates/times of the vendor demos and technical reviews, see the Admissions CRM Project blog.

The IT change freeze period for campus is May 6 through May 21 (11:59 pm). During this time, there will be no changes actioned except in the case of emergencies. The goal is to eliminate unplanned outages during the period of dead week, finals, and grade submission.

Watch for updates to the next round of objectives that IT will be tackling in the IT Strategic Plan.

Locations for studying for finals have been posted here


  • IT Cyber Security Awareness Training has been completed by 1,407 student employees and 3,565 faculty and staff.

Checkout the ITS events calendar for more information on available training sessions.


Comparison of Phishing Scams and Compromised eIDs 

YTD 2019 YTD 2018 YTD 2017
Compromised eIDs 152 195 1547
Phishing scams 509 190 487
Phishing scam tickets processed 1300 573 2336