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K-State Today

June 17, 2014



K-State Research and Extension, information technology services reorganization begins

By Joe Lear

The communications and agriculture education department, information technology services and the Division of Communications and Marketing have been working since August 2013 on a plan to integrate the people and resources of the K-State Research and Extension technology unit with the university’s information technology services.

The goal of the integration is to better serve our on- and off-campus faculty and staff while eliminating overlapping services. Through this we will maintain our off-campus tech support.

Implementation of the plan will progress throughout the summer. Staff from the Kansas State Research and Extension technology unit will be moving to join teams within information technology services.

The first of these moves begins with Vernon Turner serving as manager of the operations center. Turner will move to 214 Hale Library, with his phone number remaining at 785-532-3899. Joe Lear will serve as the facilitator of the reorganization and liaison to the College of Agriculture and K-State Research and Extension for information technology. Lear will be moving to 116 Foundation and maintain the same phone number, 785-532-3962. We are working to make sure that no phone numbers change, but we will have updates as we progress.

As reorganization progresses, we will keep you informed via K-State Today, the KSRE Tuesday letter and on the information technology services website. If you have any questions regarding the reorganization, please contact Lear at learj@k-state.edu or 785-532-3962.