Realignment of information technology leadership
Purdue University is working to integrate Information Technology resources across the system, including organizational changes. Purdue Northwest, Purdue Fort Wayne and Purdue Indianapolis are transitioning into the Purdue IT organization as Distributed Campus Services.
I am pleased to share news that as part of this transition, Tim Winders will continue to serve as vice chancellor of Information Services at Purdue Northwest, and will also serve as assistant vice president, Distributed Campus Services and Deputy Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Purdue system-wide. In this expanded role, Tim will be a key leader in Purdue IT’s Distributed Campus Services organization, reporting directly to Ian Hyatt, vice president of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer at Purdue in West Lafayette. The Purdue Fort Wayne Distributed Campus Services IT organization will report to Tim. Tim also will continue to report to me as a member of PNW’s Senior Leadership Team. The transition in the IT organization is underway and will be complete on April 1.
As part of this transition, effective July 1, 2023, the PNW Libraries will report to Academic Affairs. Rebecca Stankowski, associate vice chancellor of Academic Affairs, will oversee Library operations.
I am excited to have this opportunity to collaborate across the Purdue system to create the best possible service delivery solutions
The changes will not impact IT resources or services to PNW students, faculty or staff. For example, our PNW staff will continue to provide direct assistance to our campuses through the Customer Service Center and the Office of Instructional Technology. A full list of information technology services is available via the website.
Tim recently earned his Ph.D. in Technology, Leadership and Innovation from Purdue West Lafayette. He was selected for this role because he has demonstrated leadership in leveraging and adopting system-wide IT initiatives through nearly a decade with the PNW campuses. He was instrumental in the success of the Purdue System Cloud resulting in system-wide savings of more than $4 million. Among his many accomplishments at PNW, he has implemented IT strategic planning, governance, and security, implemented digital accessibility standards and training, and established student employee standards and benchmarks.
“I am excited to have this opportunity to collaborate across the Purdue system to create the best possible service delivery solutions,” Tim stated. “The new organization will eliminate artificial barriers between units across the system while enhancing the high level of IT services that support PNW student engagement, retention, and inclusivity.”
Please join me in congratulating Tim on his new role as well as the significant accomplishment of completing his Ph.D.
Thomas L. Keon, Chancellor