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Technology Initiatives Committee (TIC)


Comprising functional and technology leaders from across campus and ITS, this group discusses IT operations, opportunities, strategies, and innovational directions. The TIC will review and propose a comprehensive technology portfolio including teaching, learning, research, and administration to the University Officers.  The TIC provides strategic oversight for the IT strategic and operating plans and the Technology Operating Committee (TOC).


The TIC provides strategic oversight for the Technology Operating Committee (TOC) and the IT operating and strategic plans. The TIC will review and propose a comprehensive technology portfolio including teaching, learning, research, and administration to the University Officers. The objectives of the TIC are to:

  • Review progress of the portfolio, changes made to the portfolio, ensuring alignment with overall portfolio objectives, university mission and university and technology strategies
  • Make recommendations of fiscal year portfolio allocation investments to the University Officers
  • Review and approve proposals over $250K, re-balance the portfolio and confirm priorities
  • Update the University Officers bi-annually on portfolio progress


The TIC receives regular reports from the IT Strategic Committees on technology needs, ideas, and issues facing the university community. These thoughts and comments are collected and analyzed for consideration.

The TIC provides an annual portfolio recommendation to the University Officers for review and allocation approval. Once the Officers approve allocations, the portfolio is presented to the TOC for execution and final approval of allocations. In addition, the TOC updates the University Officers bi-annually on portfolio progress. The TIC assigns functional program owners for each allocated program.

The TIC considers strategic issues and decisions escalated from the TOC ensuring that programs remain aligned with overall portfolio objectives, adjusting focus and allocations as necessary.


*Len Peters, Associate Vice President and University Chief Information Officer
Faith Brown, Director Strategy and Portfolio Management, ITS
Susan Cahan, Associate Dean for the Arts
Nancy Creel-Gross, Senior Director, Employee Services and Staffing
Sondra Cruver, Director, Information Services and Analysis Development
Michael Dula, CTO, University Libraries
Steve Girvin, Deputy Provost for Science & Technology; Eugene Higgins Prof of Physics & Applied Physics
Kimberly Goff-Crews, Secretary and Vice President for Student Life
Christopher Incarvito, Director of Research Operations and Technology
Ronn Kolbash, Assistant Vice President, Yale Shared Services
Jane Livingston, Associate CIO, Campus Community Technologies, ITS
Judy Offutt, Associate Director, Human Resources Information Services
Gabriel Olszewski, University Registrar
Harold Rose, Sr. Assoc Gen Counsel, Office of the General Counsel
Andrew Rudczynski, Associate VP, Research Administration
Lloyd Suttle, Deputy Provost for Academic Resources, Office of the Provost
Lucas Swineford, Director Broadcast &  Digital Media Center
Cathy Vellucci, Senior Director, Business Operations, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Cynthia Walker, Deputy Dean for Finance and Administration, Yale School of Medicine

Technology Operating Committee (TOC) representatives:
Alan Usas, Director IT & CIO School of Management

ITS Staff Support:
Susan West
, Associate Director, Office of the CIO

*Committee lead