IT Commons

Statement of Purpose

  • Consists of IT decision-makers from units, schools and colleges that provides a collective IT perspective in support of the academic mission
  • Builds community, shares experiences, promotes shared services, collaborates and innovates
  • Advises the IT Unit Steering Committee to ensure alliance between the U-M IT community and U-M IT governance for strategic IT priorities

Providing Input to the Group

IT Commons members are interested in knowing what you think about IT and computing on campus or in your unit. If you have ideas or suggestions for your unit representative, please contact her or him directly. If your unit is not represented in this list or if you wish to contact the group, send an email to


Member Role
George DiGiacomo, IT Commons Steward Director of Technology Services
Division of Student Affairs
Edward Adams Chief Technology Officer and Director, Computing Services Ross School of Business
Bradford R. Battey Jr. IT Manager
Life Sciences Institute
Kathleen Bauer Assistant Vice Provost
Provost & Executive VP Academic Affairs
Jim Bujaki Executive Director of Infrastructure Services & Operations
ITS Infrastructure Services
John E. Chang Network Administrator Senior
Fleming ITS Support Services
William E. Connett Chief Information Officer
Institute for Social Research
Christopher Eagle Enterprise Architect
CIO Strategy and Planning
Kerry D. Flynn Director of Technology Services
School of Dentistry
Joseph J. Gorde Director of Technology Services
School of Education
Marissa Stornes Green OS Programming Manager
College of Literature, Science & Arts
John P. Herlocher IT Acadademic/Administrative Division Interim Director
Medical School
John P. Johnston ERP Business Systems Analyst Lead
ITS Teaching and Learning
Mahendra Kumar Chief Administrative Officer
Stamps School of Art & Design
Greg Laman Manager Computer and Instructional Technology
School of Music, Theatre & Dance
Ronald D. Loveless Plant Operations IT Manager
Plant Operations (OBP)
William C. Manspeaker Taubman College Information Technology Manager
A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning
Steve Maser Systems Administrator Senior
ITS Support Services
Steven Mattson Associate Director of CAEN
College of Engineering
Stephen J. McClatchey Manager of Information Technology Services
College of Pharmacy
Gary W. Munce Desktop Support Manager
University of Michigan Library
Kinnothan Nelson Associate Director of Technology
School of Nursing
Shawn Nelson Associate Director of IT
Ford School of Public Policy
Andrew T. Palms Executive Director of Communications Systems and Data Centers
ITS Communication Services
Rex F. Patterson Director of Information Technology Services
Rackham Graduate School
Reid W. Paxton IT Manager of Instructional Support Services
College of Literature, Science & Arts
Rosa R. Peters Law School IT/AV Director
Law School
Todd J. Raeker Manager UMSI Computing
School of Information
Joanna Rolston IT Academic/Administrative Divisions Associate Director
School of Natural Resource and Environment
Ryan Schell IT Manager
School of Kinesiology
John M. Turner Senior Manager of Museum Technology
Museum of Art
Matthew Scott Walters SSW Computing and Technology Services Manager
School of Social Work
Vlad T. Wielbut IT Academic/Administrative Division Interim, Director
School of Public Health
John Merlin Williams Director, James and Anne Duderstadt Center
Director, Digital Media Commons, University Library