MSU IT Council Work Groups & Committees

An IT Council Work Group is formed to address a particular issue or complete a specific project. Then the work group is dissolved.

An IT Council Committee is a longer standing body addressing ongoing specific focus areas typically with no end date. Committee group leaders are bolded.

Active Directory and Office 365 Governance Committee

Purpose: Work with MSU IT to ensure MSU’s Microsoft Active Directory (CampusAD) will enable all of MSU and its departments with a solution that is stable, secure, and flexible. This group will also create the procedures to govern this community owned, but centrally run service. This committee was formed to prepare for the Microsoft Office 365 transition and will be maintained after Office 365 implementation to ensure CampusAD fits needs across MSU.

Members: Mike Walters, Julie Kopjoe, Rob McCurdy, Matt Stehouwer, Jim Willson

Supporting members (non-ITC): Jeff Domeyer, David Graff, Elizabeth Hood, Brian Hoort, Nicholas Kwiatkowski, Sherry Ochsner, Dean Olson III, Mike Switzer

Collaboration Facilitation Work Group

Purpose: Develop, foster, and improve methods for more technology collaboration between units across campus. Goals include finding ways to develop partnerships and enhance activities to achieve greater efficiencies in time and resources needed for technology collaboration.

Members:  John Furcean, Murtaza Lokhandwala, Nishanth Rodrigues, John Resotko, Jim Willson

Communication Committee

Purpose: Develop and implement a communications plan and overall communications strategy for the MSU IT Council. Support efforts to effectively communicate the concerns, initiatives, and goals of the IT Council to the broader MSU community. Foster improved communications between the IT Council and other IT-related groups and stakeholders on campus.

Members: John Resotko, Jim Willson, Dave Vietti

Supporting members (non-ITC): Beth Bonsall

Service Catalog Work Group

Purpose: Provide recommendations for improving the customer experience to successfully access information about campuswide IT services.  The scope of the recommendations will consider all IT service catalogs tools that are currently offered by distributed IT colleges/units and MSU IT Services.

Members: Jeffrey Carpenter, Dave Dai, William Gall, Dave Vietti

Supporting members (non-ITC): Beth Bonsall, Angela Knauf, Sherrie Medved, Nathan Moore

Storage – Future Strategy Work Group

Purpose: Develop a campus needs analysis/recommendation document for future campus-wide deployment and management of storage.

Members: Dave Dai, Shawn Nicholson

Supporting members (non-ITC): Matt Stehouwer

Technology Liaisons Collaboration Work Group

Purpose: To increase visibility and awareness of existing services and processes provided by MSU IT, seeking opportunities to streamline complex project movement through the IT organization and better utilize existing services to the fullest potential.

Members: Julie KopJoe, Rich Tibbals, Ryan Ward