2022 UBIT Year-End Report & Evaluation

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Spring 2022
Office of the Vice President and Chief Information Technology
UB Information Technology


The University at Buffalo Information Technology (UBIT) division under the Vice President and Chief Information Officer (VPCIO) had an excellent year of performance in support of the faculty, students, and administration at UB. Whereas the 2020-21 fiscal year was focused largely on remote education, 2021-22 marked the return to “near normal” operations on campus after the pandemic, allowing the VPCIO team to “restart the IT engine” and focus efforts once more on delivering on-premise IT services to our constituents.

As described in this report, this restart had its challenges: recruiting/retention of staff (during the Great Resignation) and major supply chain issues, to name a few. However, thanks to the tireless dedication of the VPCIO staff and excellent partnerships with our academic and administrative unit colleagues, 2021-22 was a productive and successful year.  The moves we’re making today ensure that UB will benefit from reliable, modern IT infrastructure and services for years to come.

The VPCIO personally focused on regrouping and reenergizing the IT staff, building collaborations with campus leaders, reestablishing state and national university connections, and supporting the overall university vision for the future. The three themes of Student Success, Diversity and Inclusion, and Resource Management were (and are) woven into the fabric of our organization. We recognize the value and responsibility of equitable treatment for all as well as the diligent focus on student success and effective resource administration. We strive to honor these values, while targeting the best and most innovative usages of emerging technologies.

This report summarizes these efforts and describes the strategic direction the VPCIO area will take in the coming year to help UB reach the Top 25 and beyond.

All topics in this report will correspond to at least one of the three major themes of Student Success, Diversity and Inclusion, and Resource Management.