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VCU Technology Services

September 2023 CIO Update

With the fall semester in full swing, I would like to share some updates around new services that have been implemented. New Student Technology Website In May 2023, Academic Technologies launched the new VCU Student Technology website at, which replaced the former Student Computer Initiative website. The new site is different from the old […]

August 2023 CIO Update

Welcome to the 2023-24 academic year! It’s so exciting to see one of our largest entering classes in history begin to settle into the VCU community. The VCU Technology Services team has been hard at work preparing for the new year and is now fully engaged in welcoming and supporting all of our students, staff, […]

July 2023 CIO update

Please accept my apologies for my not so brief hiatus from producing the monthly CIO blog. I am back on track to produce a monthly update, and I would appreciate any feedback or suggestions moving forward. Following please find updates on Google Workspace and our IT Governance process. Google Workspace Storage Changes Coming Traditionally, Google […]

September 2022 CIO Update

We are well into the Fall semester here and it is now finally starting to feel like Fall outside. For this month’s entry, I would like to provide an update on the IT Governance process as well as remind everyone of an exciting upcoming event. IT Governance, the next generation For more than 9 years, […]

August 2022 CIO Update

Welcome to the 2022-2023 academic year! It’s nice to see so many students back on both campuses and to feel the renewed sense of energy that the fall semester brings. For this month’s entry, I’d like to feature two exciting new service offerings: Adobe Creative Cloud Available to Students For years the Student Technology Fee […]

March 2022 CIO Update

Tomorrow will mark my 9th anniversary at VCU. As I start my 10th year here, I am reminded of how fortunate I am to work with such a talented and dedicated team. We have accomplished so much together, and I’m still excited to be here every day! For this month’s entry, I would like to […]

February 2022 CIO Update

For this month’s entry, I would like to feature one of Technology Services’ more longstanding and critical services. VCU Emergency Notification Systems In addition to providing desktop support, the VCU TS Desktop Services organization maintains and supports the Emergency Notifications Systems (ENS) at VCU. By giving VCU Safety and Security staff the ability to provide […]

January 2022 CIO Update

We have certainly hit the ground running in 2022. Many exciting projects for the year are well underway. These include design and construction of the new Technology Operations Center, the migration of Banner to the Ellucian Cloud, implementing and supporting a new cloud-based data warehouse, and multiple other projects to support transformational innovation at VCU. […]

September 2021 CIO Update

Fall semester is in full swing with the “new normal” becoming even more well, normal. The term “hybrid” is one we use and hear often, whether we’re talking about instructional delivery, work arrangements, cloud technology, or higher education in general. For this month’s entry, I am featuring some of our infrastructure offerings as well as […]

August 2021 CIO Update

Welcome back to a new school year! While we are still greatly impacted by the pandemic, this year certainly feels a little more “normal” than last year. For this month’s entry, I feature two of our infrastructure services as well as mention Technology Services’ participation in VCU’s governance. VPN Overview VCU’s “RamsVPN” solution has provided […]

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