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See the Information Technology Division organizational chart as of Oct. 20, 2014.

Information Technology Division Staff

Marc Wallman
Vice President for Information Technology

Marc Wallman was named vice president for information technology in October 2014. Wallman leads the NDSU Information Technology Division in efforts to provide reliable systems and services and to encourage the adoption of innovative technologies that benefit teaching, learning and outreach. He engages with those who foster vision and strategic discussions of information technology-enabled solutions, and leads all operations of the IT Division to support the mission of North Dakota State University and other institutions within the North Dakota University System that are served by the division.

Wallman has more than 13 years of leadership experience in higher education information technology. In 2012, he was name interim VP for Information Technology at NDSU. Before that, he served as the assistant vice president for the Enterprise Computing and Infrastructure Department, director of information technology infrastructure services, and senior system administrator, all at NDSU. Before joining NDSU, Wallman worked in the central information technology department at the University of California at Berkeley.

Wallman has been active in several regional and national professional organizations. He was recently elected to serve a one-year term as president of the Northern Tier Network Consortium, an organization that enables higher education institutions and research centers across the northern tier of the northwestern United States to connect to the national research and education network operated by Internet2. He also represents North Dakota on the consortium’s steering committee and participates in the Internet2 Network Architecture Policy and Operations Program Advisory Group.

Wallman holds a master’s degree in computer science from NDSU, a master’s degree in theology from Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minn. and a bachelor’s degree in physics from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa.

Phone: 701-231-8640

Joan Chapek
Assistant Vice President for Telecommunications & Emergency Support Technologies

Joan provides oversight, strategic planning, coordination and management of the University’s communications transport facilities infrastructure, voice networks, call management, IP Telephony, cellular communications and CATV (including Emergency Alert Systems), as well as security card access, video surveillance, and the infrastructure and technologies necessary for campus emergency preparedness.  In addition to the main campus, NDSU’s single-enterprise telecommunications system and IP-connected infrastructure also allows the provisioning of communications services to 8 remote NDSU Fargo locations, as well as providing telecommunications services to the North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton.

Phone: 701-231-7913
Telecommunications & Emergency Support Technologies

Steve Sobiech
Acting Executive Director of Enterprise Computing & Infrastructure
and IT Help Desk Manager

Steve provides leadership, planning, implementation and support for a wide range of IT services and resources – including networks, servers, applications, databases, storage and end-user experience – to effectively meet the overall research and business needs of the university. 

Phone: 701-231-6150
Enterprise Computing & Infrastructure
IT Help Desk

CeCe Rohwedder
Assistant to the Vice President

CeCe serves as key liaison between the Vice President of Information Technology and the President, other VPs, Deans, Chairs, faculty, staff, students and the public-at-large; coordinates the VPIT's schedule; provides personal staff support for the VPIT; provides administrative support to others within the VPIT office as needed; oversees the coordination of events hosted by the VPIT, such as meetings, conferences, official functions, and social events; oversees special projects as directed by the VPIT (e.g. reports, presentations, surveys, meeting minutes); and assists with updating and maintenance of the content of the VPIT website.

Phone: 701-231-5646

Kim Carlson
Administrative Secretary

Kim provides front office customer service and administrative support for the IT Division; serves as the primary receptionist for the IT Division; provides back-up administrative support and scheduling assistance for the Office of the Vice President for Information Technology; assists with meeting and event scheduling and arrangements; and serves on the editorial team for the division's internal newsletter.

Phone: 701-231-7961

Amber Rasche
IT Communications Coordinator

Amber assists the IT Division in preparing information for release through a variety of media, including news releases, photos, reports, surveys and Web content. Amber promotes and supports effective internal and external communications for the division, working closely with IT leadership, departments and business units to assist with planning and coordinating communication strategies and tactics.

Phone: 701-231-8369

Kim Owen
Advanced Applications and Outreach Coordinator

Kim's primary responsibility is to facilitate the use of specialized resources available through the global research and education (R&E) network community, including Internet2, the Northern Tier Network and the Northern Wave. Kim leads project management for NDSU’s key partnerships within the R&E community aimed at extending research and academic resources to faculty and students within NDSU, the North Dakota University System, N.D. Tribal Colleges and the state's K-12 community. 

Phone: 701-231-9522

Curt Doetkott
Consulting Statistician

Curt provides statistical consulting services to faculty, staff and students at NDSU and across the N.D. University System. As lead of the Statistical Consulting Services unit, which is jointly supported by the Information Technology Division and the Statistics Department, Curt provides assistance at various stages of the research process, including project planning, data organization and analysis, and communication of results. He also provides assistance with statistical software (e.g., SAS, SPSS) and the Optical Mark Reader for test scoring and student ratings of instruction processing. Curt serves as an adjunct faculty member for the Statistics Department, teaching courses in Statistical SAS Programming, Monte Carlo Simulations using SAS, and the Statistics Consulting and Presentation Practicum. 

Phone: 701-231-7031

Theresa Semmens
Chief Information Technology Security Officer

Theresa is responsible for overseeing and coordinating processes to build a university-wide information security strategy and vision, which includes security policies, procedures, risk management and assessment, and the coordination of efforts across the university.

Phone: 701-231-5870

Jeff Gimbel
Senior IT Security Analyst

Jeff assists in the development, maintenance and execution of university-wide information security strategy, policies, procedures, risk management, assessment and awareness.

Phone: 701-231-6730

Janet Stringer
IT Asset Management Coordinator

Janet serves as the point of contact for the campus regarding software product licensing, technical and pricing information, and issue resolution. Janet also manages and maintains the processes and related documentation for asset management, inventory and administration within the IT Division. In March 2013, software licensing was moved into the division's IT security unit, as the licensing process involves asset management, reporting, auditing and legal issues.

Phone: 701-231-8674

Cathy Hanson
IT Staff Development Coordinator

Cathy advises and supports IT staff on issues related to recruitment, supervisory and staff performance, professional development, and general workforce initiatives. Cathy works collaboratively with NDSU's Office of Human Resources & Payroll to ensure cohesive IT HR administrative efforts are closely aligned with those of the campus.

Phone: 701-231-9470

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North Dakota State University
Phone: +1 (701) 231-5646 / Fax: (701) 231-8541
Campus address: Quentin Burdick Building 206 (formerly known as the IACC)
Physical/delivery address: 1320 Albrecht Blvd, Fargo, ND 58102
Mailing address: NDSU Dept. 4500 / PO Box 6050 / Fargo, ND 58108-6050
Page manager: Office of the Vice President for Information Technology

Last Updated: Monday, October 20, 2014 4:39:28 PM