NDSU’s Information Technology Division announced organizational changes in Enterprise Computing and Infrastructure, Information Technology Services and the Office of the Vice President.
Steve Sobiech, IT help desk manager, has been named acting executive director of computing and infrastructure for the Enterprise Computing and Infrastructure department. Sobiech will serve in this capacity on an interim basis in the absence of former acting assistant vice president for the department, Galen Mayfield, who resigned in March. As acting executive director, Sobiech will provide leadership, planning, implementation and support for a range of IT services and resources, including networks, servers, applications, databases and storage, to effectively meet the overall research and business needs of the university. He will continue to manage the division’s IT Help Desk during this interim period.
The advanced applications and outreach unit, including coordinator Kim Owen and consultant statistician Curt Doetkott, has moved into the Office of the Vice President for Information Technology. The unit was formerly part of Information Technology Services, but has been transferred to address strategic partnerships among the unit, the Office of the Vice President for Information Technology and partner institutions in activities related to advanced research and education networks, including Internet2 and the Northern Tier Network. As a member of the NDSU Research Data Working Group, Owen also provides the university’s research community with support related to data lifecycle management and cyberinfrastructure needs. Doetkott provides statistical consulting services available to faculty, staff and students across the North Dakota University System.
Janet Stringer has been named IT asset management coordinator in the division’s IT security unit. Stringer, formerly the division’s budget coordinator, is the campus contact for software product licensing, technical and pricing information, and issue resolution. She also manages processes and related documentation for asset management, inventory and administration in the IT Division. The software licensing program has moved from ITS to the IT security unit, as the licensing process involves asset management, reporting, auditing and legal issues.
Sharon Brinker has been named senior account technician in ITS. Brinker, formerly a records specialist in the division, provides assistance with financial records management, including coordinating ImageNow processing and records retention in the division. Cindy Lura, former account technician, retired March 1.
NDSU is recognized as one of the nation's top 108 public and private universities by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education.