Over the years, the University of Wyoming’s information technology operations and infrastructure have evolved into a large distributed system. The related investments in technology, both in financial and personnel resources, have been substantial. With the growing significance of technology in higher education and to the university, it is important we have an articulated direction for the best use of these resources.
As a key aspect of our support services planning effort, the consulting firm of RSM McGladrey conducted a campus-wide information technology services review. Their report recommended strategic initiatives to provide direction for information technologies that align with university objectives. A number of these initiatives have been included in the university’s Support Services Plan and will be implemented over the next few years. The consultants recommended establishing an executive level team representing functional areas of the President’s cabinet and comprised of individuals having a significant stake in shaping and executing the University’s technology strategy. These individuals will deal with university-wide technology issues and planning as well as review and prioritize major information technology initiatives across the university.
– Thomas Buchanan, University President