Post-Holiday Consolidation Update
I hope you all had a safe and enjoyable 4th of July holiday. Sometimes it’s good to take a break, look around, and just pause to appreciate all of the blessings that we have in our lives. While reflecting this week, I thought I’d take the opportunity to update you all on a few items:
Model for Change
Last week, in an interview with WTOC, Dr. Hebert discussed the progress we have made throughout consolidation. During this interview, he specifically mentioned the great work IT has done as part of the consolidation process. Please watch the video to the right around minute 4:30. Your hard work, collaboration, and commitment to success is making a big impact and is serving as a model for others. I am excited and humbled to work with such great people.
Our infrastructure OWG team has successfully connected all three campuses and established DNS services. This allows us to provide services like SCCM and others to the Savannah and Liberty campuses. In addition to the network and DNS services, our Infrastructure OWG has also enabled 5-digit dialing to all three campuses. This will allow us to alleviate long distance charges saving both Universities funds that can be devoted to other resources. The team is currently putting together a communication plan to advertise these to the campuses. As each day passes, we are seeing our new University starting to take shape. It takes a team to pull these complex tasks off and I am really pleased with the collaboration and effort everyone is putting in.
Filling in the Organizational Chart
I also wanted to provide you a quick update regarding our progress with filling the CIO direct report positions. HR is currently working through the process and adjusting to some new requirements from the USG. I have been told that we will be the first to get processed and my hope is that we will be able to extend verbal offers by the end of next week. If this changes I will let everyone know. I know these circumstances can cause extra stress in an already stressful time and I apologize for that. My hope is to continue to move as fast as we can to mitigate this stress as much and as well as we can. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me–I will do my best to answer any questions you have.
Many thanks as always for everything you do.