UKAT Management Team

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Vince Kellen, PhD,
Senior Vice Provost for Analytics and Technologies

Earl Begley,
Director, Total Quality Management 

Michael Carr, JD, CISSP, CIPP,
Chief Information Security Officer
The role of the University of Kentucky IT Security Office is to protect the privacy, confidentiality and integrity of trusted information belonging to students, faculty, staff, patients and visitors, as defined by UK policies, as well as federal, state and local laws. Our work is to understand the various risks and threats that exist in our environment, and take reasonable steps to guard against them.

  • Enterprise Architecture
  • Security Management 

Patsy Carruthers,
Senior Manager
Academic Technology Group

The Academic Technology Group (ATG) represents UKAT's commitment to support academic and research technology requirements and growth. We focus on the support of instruction and research services, eLearning instructional design and technology, classroom technology, academic multimedia, and learning spaces.

  • Academic Planning and Assessment Technology 
  • eLearning
  • Academic Multimedia
  • Web Streaming Technology 
  • Learning Spaces Technology and AV Support
  • Faculty Teaching Technology

Doyle Friskney,
Associate Vice President, Chief Technology Officer
The EA team is tasked with setting directions and make recommendations for UK's IT infrastructure including hardware, operating systems, networks, databases, security and infrastructure services, as well as components, data, and the development tools. The group also coordinates the timely and smooth migration of UK's infrastructure and promotes an understanding of the current architecture.

  • High Performance Academic Computing
  • Research Data Repository
  • Learning Spaces Design

Kathy Burch Hamperian,
Senior Manager
IT Customer Experience Operations Group 

The Customer Experience Operations group (CEOG) provides a front door into UKIT to help the University community obtain IT services and ensure the quality of the service delivery. CEOG also facilitates communications between the University community and UKIT staff. Our customers include students, faculty, and staff. The areas in the CEOG include the Service Desk (help desk), Student Computing, AV Classroom support, and Desktop Technical Services.

  • Incident & Request Management
  • Network Project Management 
  • Workstation Support 

Joe Salwach,
Senior Manager
IT Infrastructure Operations Group

The Infrastructure Operations Group (IOG) includes Data Center Operations, Database Administration, High Performance Computing (HPC), Middleware and Messaging, Network and Telephony, and Storage Infrastructure.

  • Servers, Storage, Backup & Recovery
  • Email & Calendering 
  • Video Conferencing & Telephony
  • Cable Plant Services

Karen Willmott,
Senior Manager
Planning Administration & Finance Group

The Planning, Administration, and Finance department strives to provide friendly, knowledgeable assistance in support of all units in Analysts and Technologists and the university. It is our goal to serve as administrative stewards for UKAT’s strategic goals, while fostering teamwork, continuous learning and providing the highest degree of quality in the daily services provided to our customers.

  • Communications & Event Planning
  • Planning & Accounting 
  • Talent Management 
  • Material Management 
  • Project Management
  • Experience Analysis Design 

Michelle Cassin,
Executive Director, Enterprise Systems & Total Quality Management 
Enterprise Applications Group

The EAG is responsible for enhancing, maintaining, and supporting the functional operations of the ERP system to accomplish and further the goals and objectives of the various operational units across campus. We work closely with other UKAT units to continuously improve the administrative computing environment for the University.

  • Financial Systems
  • Plant Maintenance
  • Total Quality Management
  • HR, Payroll & Training
  • Enterprise Content Management 
  • Enterprise Architecture
  • Student Lifecycle Management
  • Mobile, Portal and Workflow
  • Advanced Analytics
  • Middleware/Virtulization Engineering 

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