Spotlight on Information Technology
Members of the Information Technology team were recognized for successful completion of the university’s Employee Certificate Development Program. July 27, 2015
Members of the Information Technology team were recognized for successful completion of the university’s Employee Certificate Development Program. These nine people are some of the 125 employees recognized for their commitment to professional development. The following individuals were recognized by University Organization and Professional Development for completing professional development certification programs.
Customer Service Excellence certificates
Debbie Harris, VTOC Operations Specialist, Network Infrastructure and Services
Gary Hess, Network Engineer, Network Infrastructure and Services
Robin Reynolds , VTOC Operations Specialist, Network Infrastructure and Services
Leadership Excellence certificates
Jacqueline Buhrdorf, Administrative & Office Specialist III, IT Management
Vivian Rich, Business Manager, IT Management
Supervisory Excellence Program
Ron Keller, Network Engineer Manager, Network Infrastructure and Services
Administrative Professional Development program
Kimberly Ervine, Administrative Assistant, Technology-enhanced Learning and Online Strategies
Diversity Ally program
Amanda Cooper, Knowledge Management Specialist, Network Infrastructure and Services
Flex Vaughn, formerly Network Operations Manager, Network Infrastructure and Services
The Customer Service Excellence certificate is a five-course program designed to help participants develop and refine the core customer service skills necessary for working effectively with both internal and external customers. The Leadership Excellence certificate is an eight-course designed to examine leadership through the lenses of transformational leadership and emotional intelligence, facilitating the development and enhancement of highly effective leadership competencies and skills. The Supervisory Excellence certificate is a six-course program providing insight into the critical roles, responsibilities, and expectations involved in successfully coordinating and directing teams to achieve organizational goals. The Administrative Professional Development Program provides an opportunity for professional growth to a cohort of participants who exchange ideas and develop skills and abilities. The Diversity Ally program provides a curricular path for faculty, administrators, and staff who want to develop competency in diversity and inclusion content and practice.
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The mission of Virginia Tech's Information Technology organization (IT) is to serve the university community and the citizens of the Commonwealth of Virginia by applying and integrating information resources to:
- Enhance and support instruction, teaching and learning;
- Participate in, support and enhance research;
- Foster outreach, develop partnerships with communities and promote the capabilities of advanced networking and communications;
- Provide, secure, and maintain systems allowing the university to accomplish its missions.
Oversight of the security of university information technology resources and information is entrusted to the Vice President for Information Technology by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors »
The Current Information Technology Annual Report describes the organization’s accomplishments for the 2013-2014 year.
The computing.vt.edu website provides information on IT services.