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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 […]

July 2021 CIO Update

As we prepare for the new academic year in August, I wanted to share a few updates on the tools available to support academics for the VCU community.  Adobe Creative Cloud will continue to be available to VCU students at a deeply discounted rate. The license includes access to Adobe’s collection of applications for digital […]

May 2021 CIO Update

Graduating Student Survey For over a decade, VCU Technology Services (VCU TS) has surveyed new students each fall to understand what technologies our students rely on to begin their academic careers. We ask about what equipment they use, what they carry with them every day, and what services they use or want to see us […]

April 2021 CIO Update

As we approach the end of what has been a challenging Spring semester for all of us, I would like to highlight two large projects coming to a close as well as offer a reminder: Transition to Canvas: Final push Academic Technologies (AT) is heading into the final month of the two-year project to transition […]

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