IT Leadership Council

“All of us are smarter than any of us.”

–Douglas Merrill

Where campus technology leaders will shape the future of IT at UChicago. Together.

The Information Technology Leadership Council (ITLC) fosters collaboration and facilitates delivery of services that meet the academic and administrative needs of the University. The ITLC provides a forum for UChicago IT leaders to plan and collaborate on initiatives to initiate policies, improve services, develop the workforce, and improve governance practices. The ITLC maintains connections to other IT and University governance bodies such as Provost IT Committee and the Board of Computing Activities and Services, to ensure its practices are aligned with and responsive to the needs of the research, instruction, and administrative communities.

In addition to topics such as IT security, licensing, desktop support and management, enterprise systems, and data centers and infrastructure, a top area of focus for the coming fiscal year will be the recommendations from IT Rationalization.

IT Leadership Council Values


Great service starts with understanding the needs of the community. ITLC is comprised of individuals from all corners of the University. All keenly focused on representing those needs to drive unmatched IT service and value.



UChicago was built around the free exchange of ideas. The ITLC honors this tradition through its emphasis on collaboration across unit and divisional lines, magnifying the value of IT to the academic community.


Innovation is at the core of our business because innovation drives the business forward. Our primary goal is to work together, support of the mission of the University, applying it to challenges, and creating solutions that drive efficiency.


Diversity of Voice

ITLC will not work without a diverse set of voices helping us to shape how we support the members of the UChicago community. It will take all of our experiences to transform IT at UChicago.

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IT Leadership Council Members

  • Valerie Archambeau, The College *
  • Steven Bandyk, The Physical Sciences Division
  • Rick Blocker, The Urban Education Institute
  • Knut Boehmer, The Oriental Institute
  • Kevin Boyd, Booth School of Business *
  • Cole Camplese, Office of the CIO *
  • Abbie Castiblione, Urban Labs
  • Erik Decker, The University of Chicago Medicine
  • Rafael Espinosa, The Biological Sciences Division
  • Mark Fehlberg, Procurement and Payment Services
  • Scott Genung, IT Services
  • Bill Geraci, The Divinity School
  • David Gulbransen, Law School *
  • Christopher Jones, The University of Chicago Laboratory Schools
  • Rick Kass, School of Social Service Administration
  • Kathie Koch, IT Services *
  • Leilani Lauger, IT Services
  • Elisabeth Long, The University of Chicago Library
  • Bob Majhi, Alumni Relations and Development
  • Plamen Martinov, Biological Sciences Division *
  • Matthew Meyer, IT Services
  • Ellen-Marie Muhlbacher, Almuni Relations and Development **
  • Patricia O’Shea, The University of Chicago Press
  • Bevis Pardee, Harris Public Policy
  • Arvind Ramanathan, The Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies
  • Marcus Robinson, IT Services
  • Birali Runeesha, Research Computing Center
  • Kelly Simmons, Office of the University Registrar *
  • Oren Sreebny, IT Services
  • Bill Stauffer, IT Services
  • Suneetha Vaitheswaran, IT Services
  • Michael Wills, Division of the Humanities
  • David Wolf, Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts *
  • Mike Zachar, The Social Sciences DivisionDavid Wolf, Logan Center

* Denotes ITLC Board Member | ** Denotes ITLC Board Chair

IT Leadership Council Updates

Recent news and updates from the ITLC.

IT Leadership Council Inaugural Meeting

The University of Chicago’s newly established Information Technology Leadership Council (ITLC) recently met, formally bringing together for the first time 34 IT leaders from academic and administrative areas across campus. The ITLC is a new addition to the IT...

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IT Leadership Council Board Members Selected

The newly formed IT Leadership Council (ITLC) has selected Board members to provide leadership and guide the formation of the group. Board membership is typically a two year commitment, but members agreed to a one and two year staggered term in this initial year....

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Overview of UChicago IT to FACT

Today we provided a detailed review of the UChicago IT initiative to Forum for Academic Computing and Technology (FACT) group. FACT is a group designed for members of UChicago academic IT community and is meant to provide an opportunity to discuss campus-wide IT...

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