Operational IT Committee


Feb 25, 2015
OIT meeting canceled due to a light agenda. Next meeting will be March 25th. 

May 10, 2014
The UT Digital Experience is in redesign.

Jan 31, 2014
Qualtrics will be offered as a common good survey creation and administration tool.


The Operational Information Technology (IT) Committee works closely with the Strategic IT Accountability Board(SITAB) and with the subject-area committees. While overall strategies and priorities are set by SITAB, the Operational IT Committee defines and recommends approaches to key IT issues requiring decisions. Project priorities, initiative management, and forecasting are all important responsibilities of this committee.

The Operational Information Technology Committee asks the Business ServicesResearch and Educational Technology, and IT Architecture & Infrastructure Committees to take the lead in exploring new IT opportunities, resolving IT issues and recommending courses of action. Additionally, the committee launches special‐interest task forces to address and make recommendations on issues that span all three areas. The Operational IT Committee also governs the exploration and funding of new services as well as sun-setting services that have reached end of life.

Committee Members

Chair: Jerry Speitel, Ph.D.

Name Position & Organization

Ahmed Hossam Tewfik, Ph.D.

Chair, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering 

Beth Maloch

Associate Dean for Teacher Education, College of Education

Brad Englert

University Chief Information Officer and ITS Chief Operating Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer

Bruce Porter, Ph.D.

Department Chair, Department of Computer Science, College of Natural Sciences

Dan Slesnick, Ph.D.

Senior Vice Provost for Resource Management, Executive Vice President & Provost

Donna Bellinghaus

Associate Vice President, Office of the Vice-President

Esther Raizen, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Research, College of Liberal Arts

Janice Daman

Assistant Dean, Moody College of Communication

Jerry Speitel, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Cockrell School of Engineering

Kimberly Biar

Chief Business Officer of the College of Liberal Arts

Mike Horn

Director of Digital Strategy, Office of the President

Philip Doty

Associate Dean, School of Information

Soncia Reagins-Lilly, Ph.D.

Dean of Students, Office of Dean of Students

Susie Brown

Associate Dean for Business Affairs, McCombs School of Business

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Meeting Information

Fourth Wednesday of every month 3-4 p.m., FAC 228D. (subject to change).

Jan 27
No Meeting
Nov 25
Combined November/December Meeting
Oct 28
Sep 24
Aug 26
No Meeting

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