Enterprise IT Newsletter

Senior Director for Strategic Operations

Help welcome Jennifer to Penn State IT!

Beginning in July, Jennifer Stedelin will join Penn State as the new senior director for strategic operations in the Office of the Vice President for Information Technology. In her new role, she will focus on business operations, budget, finance, facilities, governance, and strategic planning within Penn State IT.

Stedelin brings more than fifteen years of experience to the position, most recently as the assistant vice chancellor and deputy chief information officer at Washington University in St. Louis, where she led the redesign of the IT funding model and oversaw the implementation of shared IT services.

To learn more, read the press release in Penn State News.

Climate and Diversity

Join the team today!

The Climate and Diversity team is looking for volunteers. The team aims to build a safe and welcoming community where differences are celebrated and valued by identifying the issues and concerns of the community and addressing them through programming and other initiatives. The team meets monthly, and members have the option to attend remotely or in person. We continuously look for new and interesting ways to serve the community and always welcome new people and ideas.

If you're interested in joining, contact Patty Nordstrom at pxn105@psu.edu or Kevin Morgan at kbm2@psu.edu.

New Hires

Please welcome your new colleagues!

Katherine Gerhart, systems administrator in Data Center Services

IT Recognizes

Join the committee today!

As you're thinking about your goals for the next year, consider joining the IT Recognizes committee! As part of the IT Connects initiative, the IT Recognizes committee promotes acknowledgment of hard work and dedication across Penn State IT through the annual IT Impact Awards and year-round thank you notes. Joining the committee can help you build leadership experience, connect with IT peers outside of your immediate work area, and provide you with a more in-depth view of Penn State IT.

Interested IT staff members should contact Debbie Ingram at dfi1@psu.edu.

Penn State IT You Rock! Award

Recognize a coworker for a job well done

Penn State IT is filled with people who work hard everyday to make the organization a better place to work. If you know of a special colleague or team that deserves recognition for a job well done, nominate them for the You Rock! Award—a special way to let someone know their hard work has been noticed and appreciated. Nominations are always being accepted via the You Rock! Award nomination form and are announced monthly. 

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