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.

IT Leadership Council Members

  • Val Archambeau, IT Services
  • Kemal Badur, IT Services
  • Cornelia Bailey, IT Services
  • Steven Bandyk, Physical Sciences Division
  • Rick Blocker, The University of Chicago Urban Education Institute
  • Knut Boehmer, Oriental Institute
  • Kevin Boyd*, IT Services
  • Roger Broms**, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
  • Elise Covic, IT Services
  • Aria Dovgin, Procurement and Payment Services
  • Mark Fehlberg, Procurement and Payment Services
  • Robert Gardner, Physical Sciences Division
  • Bill Geraci, The Divinity School
  • Kimberly Grasch, Research Computing Center
  • David Gulbransen, The University of Chicago Law School
  • Kim Gurinov,  University of Chicago Professional Education
  • Craig Hamill, Pritzker Institute for Molecular Engineering
  • Brian Hewlett, The University of Chicago Laboratory Schools
  • Rob Jones, Alumni Relations and Development
  • Rick Kass, Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice
  • Elisabeth Long*, The University of Chicago Library
  • Bart Longacre*, Division of the Social Sciences
  • Lewis Meineke*, Urban Labs
  • Matt Meyer, IT Services
  • Ellen-Marie Muhlbacher, Alumni Relations and Development
  • Mark Nardone, Biological Sciences Division
  • Patricia O’Shea, The University of Chicago Press
  • Bevis Pardee, Harris School of Public Policy
  • David Prudom, Department of Safety and Security
  • Tony Rubino, University of Chicago Hospital
  • Birali Runeesha, Research Computing Center
  • Brian Schinker*, IT Services
  • Joe Stupar*, The College
  • Zachary Swartz, Office of the University Registrar
  • Michael Wills*, Division of the Humanities
  • David Wolf, Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts

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