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Information Technology Services reorganization

About a year ago, Information Technology began a strategic planning effort to rethink information technology services at K-State. Working in partnership with the Plante Moran consulting firm, we engaged hundreds of K-Staters to evaluate current and future information technology services. See the IT Strategic Plan.

In conjunction with the IT Strategic Planning process, to address the challenges within the plan and to better align information technology with future needs of the university and the changing IT environment, we are announcing a restructuring of staff within Information Technology Services (ITS).

ITS will take four existing positions and create an IT chief operating officer/deputy CIO for enterprise technology, a deputy CIO for strategy, planning & enterprise architecture, a deputy CIO for emerging technology & innovation, and a deputy CIO for business intelligence & analytics. The Chief Information Officer, the Chief Information Security Officer and these four positions will comprise the leadership team for Information Technology Services.

The IT Chief Operating Officer/Deputy CIO for Enterprise Technology position will have a portfolio that includes the data center, network infrastructure, development, data base applications, the network operations center and support services delivery.

The Deputy CIO for Strategy, Planning & Enterprise Architecture will be responsible for project and portfolio management, business process analysis, the enterprise architecture, communication services, IT policy development and management, the IT strategic plan development and management, business relationship management, service strategy design, user and quality experience services.

The Deputy CIO for Emerging Technology & Innovation will work with faculty and staff from across campus to innovate in the academic, research, outreach realm and more.

The Deputy CIO for Business Intelligence & Analytics will oversee business intelligence services, the data warehouse, data analytics and enterprise services (KSIS, HRIS, FIS, ImageNow, ServiceNow, AiM, etc).

The Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) continues to manage the information security services, compliance/risk management, identity management and the security operations center.

Some reorganization has already occurred with the move of the staff from the Division of Financial Services to Information Technology Services. The IT staff from Student Life will officially move to ITS with the new fiscal year.

See the organizational changes.

An internal university search will be conducted to fill the positions. Internal searches for the IT chief operating officer and the deputy CIO for strategy, planning & enterprise architecture are now active. To apply go to HCS Careers for the position announcement and application materials. For more information see the position descriptions. Searches will begin for the remaining positions in the coming weeks. If the positions are not filled internally, the university will conduct an external search.

This updated organizational framework refocuses positions. The organization creates a more unified management structure across information technology services and positions ITS to improve support for campus, promote collaboration, reduce silos, and to enhance efficiencies.