Welcome to the Office of the USNH Chief Information Officer. The USNH CIO serves as the Executive Director of Enterprise Systems and leads system-wide planning related to information systems and technology.
Information Technology at USNH follows a mixed model with centralized, decentralized, and distributed components. The goal is to provide maximum efficiency and effectiveness, recognizing that each of our institutions also has unique needs and talents. Each USNH institution has its own IT systems and operations in addition to those provided centrally.
Currently, major USNH-wide information systems include Finance and Human Resources. USNH also provides a statewide network connecting all our institutions and serving other non-profit educational and governmental agencies. Most of the USNH-wide services are provided by the University of New Hampshire’s Information Technology Department through service agreements. Funding and priorities for these services are established through governance groups led by the USNH CIO.
Tom Franke, Chief Information Officer
For additional information:
Finance : For more information about the USNH Banner Finance System, please see http://finadmin.usnh.edu/
Human Resources : For more information about the USNH Banner Human Resources System, please see http://usnh.edu/banner
The USNH wide area network is directed by the UNH Manager of Networks and Network Security, who also chairs the USNH TechTel Committee, which includes representatives of all USNH institutions.
For information on the wide area network, please see http://it.unh.edu/wan
Information Security and Information Technology Security:
The USNH IT Security Director provides leadership through the University of New Hampshire’s IT Department, on behalf of the shared services operated there, and through various USNH-wide governance activities. The IT Security Director chairs the USNH IT Security Committee, which is composed of IT security leaders from each institution. For more information, please see http://it.unh.edu/itsecurity.
The USNH CIO chairs the USNH Information Security Committee, which is concerned primarily with data and information security, whether stored electronically or by other means.
Governance and work groups:
The USNH CIO is responsible for the following governance and work groups :
- USNH CIO Council
- USNH Information Security Committee
- USNH IT Security Committee
- IT Planning Advisory Committee (ITPAC)
Long Range Technology Plan (LRTP)
The University System of New Hampshire plans for shared technology through a long range technology planning process. We are currently implementing LRTP 3.1, which will end on June 30, 2011. We are also engaged in planning for LRTP 4.0. Major planning cycles, indicated by the plan numbers, may cover 3-5 year periods. Each year, the current plan is updated as determined through the governance processes.