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See the Information Technology Division organizational chart as of September 11, 2014.

Marc Wallman
Interim Vice President for Information Technology

Marc was named interim vice president for the Information Technology Division, effective Feb. 1, 2012. As interim vice president, Marc is responsible for overseeing the IT Division, working with centralized and departmental information technology, and assisting university administration with technology issues. 

Marc joined NDSU’s IT Division in 2002 as a senior systems administrator. In 2006, he became the director of Information Technology Infrastructure Services. In 2008, he assumed the role of assistant vice president for Enterprise Computing & Infrastructure.

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

Jean Ostrom-Blonigen
Interim Assistant Vice President for Information Technology Services

Jean provides leadership, planning, implementation and support for a wide range of IT services, programs and resources available to North Dakota State University, the N.D. University System and the state of North Dakota. ITS provides support and resources – including networking and information services related to the technology environment of the university system – through the IT Help Desk, Desktop Support, Instructional Services and Technical Support Services. ITS supports the land grant ideals in an environment of collaboration, teamwork and individual initiative. Additionally, Jean is responsible for the IT Division’s business unit, which serves all four of the division’s departments.

Phone: 701-231-8943
Information Technology Services

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, September 15, 2014 5:05:18 PM