December CIO Updates - The University of Tulsa

December CIO Updates

As 2019 slides through its final days, this IT Team sincerely hopes that each of you uses our upcoming holiday break to refresh, recharge, relax and live your #bestholidaylife. We continue to be so honored to serve the University of Tulsa and intend to dedicate ourselves to improving technology to best support teaching and learning. A few ‘finals-week-my-gosh-it’s-almost-break-time’ words:

TU IT is Coming to Town!

Spring 2020 is around the corner and our team is going to be even closer than that!

Your TU IT Leadership Team is excited to meet and hear from you. Over the course of the spring ’20 semester, we have several sessions across campus scheduled to meet faculty, students and staff. Why? Since we are asking for feedback, suggestions and ideas, we feel that it just makes sense to meet you where YOU are! Please join us on any date, in any location and share your thoughts on TU technology – positive-to-critical and everything in between. Our job is to SERVE this campus and build for you a connected environment that facilitates teaching and learning in the best way. If we don’t hear from you, we make the decisions ourselves. And no one needs that (smile). Thank you TU for all the hard work you do. We are honored to to be here and take our role – and your needs – seriously.

Dates and Locations:
  • Friday, January 24, 2020
    Chapman Hall Lecture Hall (Auditorium)
  • Tuesday, January 28, 2020
    Keplinger Hall, 2355
  • Monday, February 10, 2020
    Helmerich Hall, 219
  • Friday, February 21, 2020
    Student Union, Chouteau Room

Note: Planning to schedule for Oxley and Law as well. We’re excited to introduce ourselves as a leadership team and answer any and all questions!

Let’s (NOT) Go Phishing!

University holidays are prime target time for phishing and cyber intrusion attempts and, inevitably, events. Even off-campus, please stay diligent. If you see something, if you receive something, if your spidey senses go on high-alert, please forward ‘fishy’ nefarious emails or messages to

‘Tis the season for phishing and intrusion. Fa-la-la-la-la!

Seeking Feedback Period Closes: NEVER

2020 will present numerous opportunities to be heard by IT. Surveys, on-campus events, and coming-soon initiatives. We are excited to be a part of conversations pertaining to university systems, online programs, faculty support and student success. Never question, while we take our ‘seat at the table’ seriously, we know and understand our place – to add value. If there are ever any questions or concerns about projects or plans, please reach out directly to us. Your feedback, counsel, insight, even criticism is so valuable. And we are open to and ready for it.

Have a wonderful holiday season, TU! From my ‘house’ to yours…

Paige Francis
Vice President for Information Technology & Chief Information Officer
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