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Campus CIO to retire Sept. 30

John HooperJohn Hooper, right, vice provost for information technology and the campus’ chief information officer, will retired Sept. 30 after almost 25 years of service— and lots of memories of upgrading UNT technology.

“We partnered, sweated and dreamed together to make all those things happen,” he said. “Those memories will be with me long after the technology is forgotten.”

During his career, he worked his way from manager of the human resources payroll team in 1991 to CIO and vice provost for information technology. He also served as deputy UNT System CIO during the transition to IT shared services.

Yolanda Niemann, senior vice provost for academic affairs, said Hooper was part of the team that selected, implemented and later upgraded the PeopleSoft software. He later participated in UNT’s transition to IT Shared Services.

After his return to campus, Hooper worked with various groups across campus to establish governance policies and  provide strategic direction for IT.

“He continued to promote a culture of collaboration on IT projects on campus,” Niemann said.

Most recently, Hooper worked with academic advisors to find software to support them. That software will launch this fall.Through all those technological and organizational changes, Hooper most values the memories of the friends and colleagues.

A reception to honor Hooper was held Sept. 15 in the Gateway Center Ballroom.

“I have enjoyed working with John and have particularly appreciated his advocacy for the campus’ IT needs,” Niemann said.

Philip Baczewski, who leads the Academic Computing and User Services team, will serve as the campus chief information officer as President Neal Smatresk, Provost Warren Burggren and other university leaders will examine the IT structure and explore how best to provide IT services to the campus.

Baczewski’s team, which includes the help desk, high-performance computing, classroom technology, the testing center, student printing and more, will continue to report to the provost’s office.

The Administrative Information Technology Services team, which is led by Abraham John, will report to Bob Brown, vice president for finance and administration. That team provides support for servers, desktop computers, software applications and more for employees in administrative roles.

Posted on: Thu 11 September 2014

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