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Technology Architecture Committee (TAC)


Comprised of technology leaders from across campus, the Technology Architecture Committee (TAC) meets regularly to consider technology architectural standards and opportunities. The committee will apply an institutional perspective in governing application, data and technology architecture domains across the portfolio of major technology initiatives.

The committee consists of individuals who regularly commit a significant part of their professional time engaged in architecture activities along traditional lines of architecture: enterprise, information and technology architecture.


The TAC is led by senior enterprise architects and provides oversight and advice to institutional architecture strategy, execution, and alignment to IT operations and strategic planning.

The objectives of the TAC are to:

  • Support the importance of institutional perspective intechnology decision-making
  • Define technology architecture standards and best practices
  • Define standard approaches for introducing new technology architecture initiatives
  • Encourage alignment and adoption of standards and best practices
  • Participate in project governance process as an advisory committee
  • Support risk management objectives


The TAC provides recommendations on technology architecture opportunities, initiatives, and issues. These recommendations are in the form of a review and vote on proposed technology design changes. The results are published on the ITS web site Technology Architecture Committee Presentations and Notes.

The TAC also considers strategic issues, technology explorations and issues escalated from other IT Governance committees and IT teams across the University. TAC provides recommendations in the context of established enterprise technology practices.


As a team the members of the Technology Architecture Committee should demonstrate: 

  • Diversity of disciplinary backgrounds
  • Varied perspectives
  • Professional courtesy
  • Willingness to engage and transform

Syed Alli, Sr. Software Engineer, Law School

Shane Anderson, Director Solution Architecture, ITS Business Systems Group

Michael Appleby, Head of IT, British Art Center

Vincent Balbarin, Solution Architect, ITS Infrastructure Design Services

John Coleman, Sr. IT Forensic Security Analyst, ITS ISPC

Ray Frohlich, Director of Enterprise Systems and Services, Library

Ken Hoover, Sr. Solution Architect, ITS Infrastructure Design Services

Louis King, Enterprise Architect, ITS (Chair)

Morrow Long, Associate Director Forensics, ITS ISPC

Lec Maj, Director, ITS User Experience and Web Services

Richard Mikelinich, Chief Information Security Officer, Chief HIPAA Security Officer

Andrew Newman, Enterprise Architect, ITS Infrastructure Design Services

Amit Poddar, Sr. Solution Architect, ITS Infrastructure Design Services

Philip Rinehart, Director Endpoint Engineering, ITS Infrastructure

Andy Sherman, Senior Research Scientist, Computer Science

Rob Starr, Principal Solution Architect, ITS Infrastructure Design Services

Ken Wieler, Deputy Director IT, School of Management