Joe Hetrick has accepted the position of senior director of ITS Research Services (ITS-RS), following a competitive national search. Hetrick has served as the interim director of ITS-RS since June and for the past four years led the Research Services Advanced Computing Support Team responsible for providing High Performance Computing, Research Storage, and Interactive Data Analytics services.
Prior to his leadership role, Hetrick worked as systems architect in Research Services focused on the Large Scale Storage service and as a systems administrator in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, where he managed computing systems that supported the UI academic mission for the computer science, statistical science, and mathematics departments. He has a bachelor’s degree in history from the UI.
Hetrick says he is excited to continue accelerating and enabling research at the UI and eager to build and strengthen relationships between ITS Research Services and the UI research community. He is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives and looks forward to continued involvement with them. He lives on a farm with pigs, goats, chickens, pigeons, cows, and other critters, along with his family.
"We are grateful to all of the candidates for their interest in the position and I am confident Joe will thrive in this role," says Associate Vice President and Chief Information Officer Steve Fleagle. "Please join me in congratulating him on his appointment."