About Information Technology - The University of Tulsa

About Information Technology

The Department of Information Technology (IT) envisions a connected campus with a unifying, service-oriented culture, fostering limitless access to individualized information, unfettered by reliability issues and choice of device.

IT is comprised of the following service areas:

  • User Support and Engagement
  • Academic and Learning Technologies
  • Business Applications and Reporting
  • Network, Infrastructure, Systems
  • Information Security
  • Web Systems and Services

Our Objectives:

  • Deliver a reliable, scalable and sustainable information technology infrastructure
  • Create and support a maintained, responsive, technology-enriched enriched environment for teaching and learning
  • Deliver information and services in an integrated environment that fosters an open, collaborative and unifying campus culture
  • Optimize IT resources

IT Leadership

Paige Francis, CIO Information Technology

Paige Francis

Vice President for Information Technology and CIO

Janet Cairns, Dir of Academic Computing

Janet Cairns

Director of Academic and Learning Technology

Director of Web Systems, The University of Tulsa

Matt Casteel

Director of Web Systems

Lynetta Eyachabbe, Asst CIO

Lynnetta Eyachabbe

Assistant CIO for User Services and Engagement

Chris Farwell, Assoc CIO

Chris Farwell

Associate CIO and Chief Applications Officer

Jon Kelley, CTO

Jon Kelley

Chief Technology Officer

Jonathan Kimmitt, CISO

Jonathan Kimmitt

Chief Information Security Officer

Paige Francis

Vice President for Information Technology and CIO

Zink Hall 237
918-631-3075
paige-francis@utulsa.edu

Paige provides leadership, integrative management and direction for the University’s shared technology and services roadmap with a focus on collaboration and communication. She serves as the principal technology leader for the University steering the strategic vision for all University-wide IT matters.

Janet Cairns

Director of Academic and Learning Technology

McFarlin Library 4100
918-631-3101
jcairns@utulsa.edu

As founding director of the Faculty Resource Center (FRC), Janet leads our academic and classroom technologies by placing her technical expertise in service for best teaching practices. She and her colleagues in the FRC work to connect faculty and students to specific tools that can help them realize their teaching and learning goals. Whether it be in individual consultations, programs for departments, Tyrrell Hall teaching laboratories, or thru Harvey/Blackboard, Janet guides and coaches, troubleshoots and problem solves, to help colleagues – and the campus as a whole – effectively integrate these tools in ways that strengthen teaching and learning at TU. Janet also teaches education technology in the Department of Education.

Matt Casteel

Director of Web Systems

Zink Hall 237

918-631-2960

matthew-casteel@utulsa.edu

Matt manages a team responsible for the public university website (wordpress), numerous subsites, the intranet (sharepoint), payment gateway (touchnet) and other applications, systems, and tools.

Lynnetta Eyachabbe

Assistant CIO for User Services and Engagement

Zink Hall 237E
918-631-3073
lynnetta-eyachabbe@utulsa.edu

Lynnetta oversees IT User Services, a team that provides a centralized point of contact for user support, technology services, and addressing the University community needs while building partnerships to improve efficiency. User Services includes the TU Helpdesk, located in McFarlin Library, whose focus is on exceptional and responsive customer service experiences for the University community and helping clients use technology successfully.

Chris Farwell

Associate CIO and Chief Applications Officer

Zink Hall
918-631-5613
chris-farwell@utulsa.edu

Chris oversees teams responsible for core University applications and services including Ellucian Colleague, Self-Service, WebAdvisor, ImageNow, Entrinsik Informer and technical management of both internal and external websites.

Jon Kelley

Chief Technology Officer

Zink Hall 253
jon-kelley@utulsa.edu

Jon is responsible for providing sound technical leadership for the University, developing the department’s strategy for using technological resources, ensuring technologies are used efficiently, responsibly and securely, and evaluating and implementing new systems and infrastructure.

Jonathan Kimmitt

Chief Information Security Officer

Jonathan Kimmitt

Chief Information Security Officer
Zink Hall 253
918-631-2743
jonathan-kimmitt@utulsa.edu

Jonathan’s primary responsibility is the development and execution of the University’s IT Security and Data Privacy Initiatives. He serves on the University’s Incident Response Team and is primary investigator on data security incidents on campus. Jonathan in an alumni of the University of Tulsa, and has 18 years of experience at TU in Information Technology & IT Security Operations.