Deputy Information Security Officer Zach Furst will become the new Chief Information Security Officer Aug. 1. Shari Lewison will remain in ISPO, continuing work on initiatives with which she is involved and working to ensure a smooth transition. Lewison initiated the change as she begins to plan for retirement, to ensure continuity and stability in the role.

Information technology has always been critical to the university mission and its day-to-day operations, but the institution counted on the IT community more than ever during the pandemic.

The OneIT Year in Review details how IT professionals helped the university continue to thrive throughout the challenges of COVID-19. Key efforts included aiding in the transition to remote teaching, learning, deploying data solutions, and enhancing outdoor wireless services.

Participants in diversity, equity, and inclusion information sessions identified hiring and recruitment, retention, and communication as priorities for the OneIT DEI Action Plan.