IT Council

Information Technology Council

Chair: Derek Richardson (
Contact: Sarah Hughes (

The Information Technology Council (the IT Council) is the campus-wide committee that advises the Chief Information Officer (CIO) on information technology issues of strategic importance to the university. The Council is the main advisory body for ensuring the university becomes one of the top 25 public universities in information technology. The Council provides advice and guidance on issues brought to the Council by the CIO, by the Council members and by the university community. The Council is instrumental in creating and maintaining the university's information technology strategic plan, helping to guide the implementation of the information technology strategic plan on campus, creating synergy between information technology groups across campus, and helping to eliminate barriers to advancing major information technology projects on campus. The Council will provide guidance on priorities for information technology innovation, coordination, collaboration, policy, assessment, communication, rate structures, and projects.

The specific membership of the IT Council can be found in the Senate Bylaws. More information about the IT Council can be found on the main IT Council website.


Past Committee Work

Council Members

Blanchard, JackEx-Officio - Provost's RepSVPAAPjblancha@umd.edu2021
Farman, JasonLearning Technology Working Group ChairARHUjfarman@umd.edu2021
Hamidzadeh, BabakEx-Officio - Dean of Libraries RepLIBRbabak1@umd.edu2021
Henok, FabenUndergraduate StudentBMGTfhenok@umd.edu2021
Henry, CassidyGraduate StudentARHUchenry15@umd.edu2021
Hollingsworth, JeffreyEx-Officio - VP IT/CIODIThollings@umd.edu2021
Keleher, PeterTenured FacultyCMNSkeleher@umd.edu2021
Klauda, JefferyEnabling Research Working Group ChairENGRjbklauda@umd.edu2021
Parashar, KislayEx-Officio - IT Student Advisory CommitteeENGRkparasha@umd.edu2021
Peterson, LisaExempt StaffSVPAAPlpeters4@umd.edu2022
Resop, JonathanProfessional Track FacultyBSOSresop@umd.edu2022
Richardson, DerekChair of the councilCMNSdcr@umd.edu2022
Shelley, MaryIT Security Advisory Committee ChairSPHLmshelley@umd.edu2022
Wright, JulieEnterprise Systems Working Group ChairARHUjwright@umd.edu2022
Zahniser, JimInfrastructure Working Group ChairENGRzahniser@umd.edu2022