IT Council

Information Technology Council

Chair: William Bowerman (
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 and is chaired by the CIO. 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

Allen, JonathanEx-Officio - IT Student Advisory CommitteeINELjallen44@umd.edu2019
Bertot, JohnEx-Officio - Provost's RepSVPAAPjbertot@umd.edu2019
Bowerman, WilliamChair of the councilAGNRwbowerma@umd.edu2019
Brown, WillieExempt StaffSVPAAPwbrown@umd.edu2020
Chopyk, JessicaGraduate StudentINELjchopyk@umd.edu2019
Cohen, HeleneLearning Technology Working Group ChairEDUChkcohen@umd.edu2019
Cukier, MichelIT Security Advisory Committee ChairENGRmcukier@umd.edu2019
Hollingsworth, JeffreyEx-Officio - VP IT/CIODIThollings@umd.edu2019
Holmes, AnnEnterprise Systems Working Group ChairBSOSamholmes@umd.edu2020
King, RichardTenured FacultyARHUrgking@umd.edu2019
Richardson, DerekEnabling Research Working Group ChairCMNSdcr@umd.edu2019
Smith, AndrewProfessional Track FacultyCMNSasmith8@umd.edu2020
Wallberg, BenEx-Officio - Dean of Libraries RepLIBRwallberg@umd.edu2019
Zahniser, JimInfrastructure Working Group ChairENGRzahniser@umd.edu2020
Zimerman, GregorioUndergraduate StudentINELgregoriozimerman@gmail.com2019