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Chief Information Security Officer candidate announced

An open forum for the Chief Information Security Officer position in Information Technology Services will be on Friday, March 2 at 10:15 a.m. in 146G/H in the Unger Complex.

The first candidate is Sunil Singh, Director II at Iowa State University in the Department of IT Services Security and Policies.

Application materials for each candidate and a link to the candidate feedback form is available from http://www.k-state.edu/its/employment/ciso-search/index.html

K-Staters are encouraged to attend the open forum presentations. For those unable to attend in person, the open forums will be recorded and archived on the website.

Additional interviews are being scheduled.

Draper appointed associate vice provost for Information Technology Services

Betsy_Draper_2009by Information Technology Services

Betsy Draper has been appointed as the Associate Vice Provost for Information Technology Services beginning Monday, May 23, 2016. Draper will be responsible for the overall coordination of ITS strategic and investment planning, policy development, and portfolio management activities. She will also be in charge of research and analysis, including coordinating the identification, collection, tracking, and reporting of IT metrics, and the completion of industry and higher education surveys, as well as local, state and federal reports. Continue reading “Draper appointed associate vice provost for Information Technology Services”

K-State Research and Extension information technology reorganization nearly complete

By Joe Lear

The integration of K-State Research and Extension technology staff within information technology services is almost complete.

The last step is the integration of help desk and tech support functions with the IT Help Desk and client services of the Information Technology Assistance Center. This move will begin during the week of Aug. 18. As part of the move, the support number, 785-532-6270, and email, ksresupport@k-state.edu, will be forwarded to the IT Help Desk.  Continue reading “K-State Research and Extension information technology reorganization nearly complete”

Leonard Finney, Phyllis Epps, and Larry Robertson retire from K-State central IT

Three long-time employees with a cumulative 86 years of service have retired from central IT at K-State. Leonard Finney (37 years) retired from Information Technology Services. Phyllis Epps (15 years) and Larry Robertson (34 years) retired from the Information Technology Assistance Center, a section of Information Technology Services.

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Two iTAC job openings for Microcomputer Support Technician

K-State’s Information Technology and Assistance Center is advertising two openings  for a Microcomputer Support Technician.  Qualifications:

  • Associate degree or two years of related coursework or employment in information technology
  • Required: Three years hands-on experience in configuration and administration of desktop operating systems for users in a multi-user LAN environment
  • Preferred: B.S. degree or higher in Information Technology-related field

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iTAC job opening: Computer Information Specialist

K-State’s Information Technology and Assistance Center is advertising a job opening for a Computer Information Specialist (PDF) via internal search. This position will serve as the video conferencing and collaborative technologies coordinator for the Instructional Technology section in iTAC.

Screening of applications begins Nov. 27 and will continue until the position is filled. Requirements, responsibilities, and other details are posted on the job link above. Background checks are required for successful applicants.

Submit application materials electronically to itsemployment@k-state.edu. Questions may be directed to Viki Horan at 785-532-2510, vhoran@k-state.edu.

Perez accepts position at California State University Northridge

By Information Technology Services

Ernie Perez, manager of instruction technology, has accepted a position as director of instructional technology at California State University Northridge effective Oct. 15.

Perez began at K-State as a student employee and worked his way up to his current position as manager, where he leads a team of five full-time employees and 10 students. Continue reading “Perez accepts position at California State University Northridge”

Vaile named chief information security officer

By Ken Stafford

Robert Vaile has been selected as the chief information security officer effective Nov. 1.

As the director of the information security and compliance office, Vaile will be responsible for leading information systems security while protecting unauthorized access, working collaboratively with the campus community on the development and implementation of university IT security policies, IT security architecture, policies, and standards; risk management including assessment, incident management, IT security systems management and security awareness and training. Vaile will also lead K-State’s security incident response team.  Continue reading “Vaile named chief information security officer”

Open forums start Aug. 13 for K-State IT security administrator (CISO)

Three candidates for the position of Chief Information Security Officer will be on campus over the next few weeks. The schedule for candidates is

  • Aug. 13-14 – Cheryl O’Dell
  • Aug. 16-17 – Robert Vaile
  • August (schedule pending) – Arif Basha

The first open forum is for Cheryl O’Dell, at 1:30-2:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13, in the Hemisphere Room of Hale Library. All K-Staters and the general public are invited to attend the open forums. Continue reading “Open forums start Aug. 13 for K-State IT security administrator (CISO)”

Harvard Townsend retires as chief information security officer

photo of Harvard TownsendHarvard Townsend, K-State’s chief information security officer (CISO), retired in June after more than 31 years of service to Kansas State University. He recently moved to Illinois, where he’s accepted an IT security position at Wheaton College, a Christian liberal arts institution west of Chicago. His wife, Dana, accepted a faculty position at the same institution earlier this year.

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