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Author: Ken Stafford

Where to direct security-related issues

Harvard Townsend, chief information security officer, retired effective June 30. A nationwide search is under way to fill the position.

In the interim, send all administrative network security matters to Ken Stafford, chief information officer, at kens@k-state.edu or 785-532-6520. For other security issues, please contact Josh McCune at mccunej@k-state.edu or 785-532-2598.

(Editor’s note: Reprinted from the July 19, 2012, article in K-State Today.)

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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Loren Wilson named new director of ISO

photo of Loren Wilson, K-State's new ISO director
Loren Wilson, new director of ISO

Effective June 11, Loren Wilson has been selected to fill the role of director of the Information Systems Office (ISO). ISO is a central IT support unit at K-State that installs, develops, and maintains enterprise application systems in support of central administrative functions such as accounting, payroll, budget, human resources, admissions, student records, student financial assistance, facilities management, and parking.

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Microsoft Campus Agreement

Information Technology Services has procured a Microsoft Campus Agreement to provide faculty and staff access to Microsoft’s operating systems and the Microsoft Office Suite for all university-owned computers. The products covered under the agreement include:

  • Microsoft Operating System – for Mac and Windows environments
  • Microsoft Office Suite – for Mac and Windows environments
  • Core CAL Suite

Technical support staff in units across campus were sent an e-mail with this information and given access to the K-State Online space that provides the media files and documentation about the Microsoft Campus Agreement. For technical support staff who did not receive the e-mail, contact the IT Help Desk, helpdesk@k-state.edu, 785-532-7722.