The Northeastern ITS Leadership Team continually evaluates the IT organization and its structure to best meet the needs of an expanding, global university system. We plan our organization so that we can support and meet the university’s vision, but we must also stay flexible and adapt when people and technologies change.

After nearly four years serving on the senior leadership team within the Office of the CIO, AVP for Academic and Research Technologies Spencer Pruitt is leaving Northeastern University to take the role of Chief Technology Officer at Harvard Medical School. While absolutely thrilled for Spencer and this next step in his career, I knew that the leadership team and the organization here at Northeastern ITS needed to evolve to fill the gap of a departing leader.

Effectively immediately, I’m making the following changes to the ITS Leadership Team:

  • The Communications Infrastructure team reporting to Jeff Farese now reports up to Chief Information Security Officer Harry Hoffman. This move ties that team closer together with our other infrastructure teams – the Infrastructure Operations and the Cloud Technologies teams – that also sit within the Office of Information Security.
  • The Academic Technologies team that rolls up to Lindsey Sudbury now reports to AVP Matt Meyer, leveraging Matt’s previous experience leading strategy for teaching and learning technologies at other institutions. This move also recognizes the growing roles that global expansion and global operations play in educational technologies.

In addition, the Research Computing team led by Raphael Schroter is reporting to me while we begin the process to fill this critical leadership position.

I would like to thank Spencer one last time for his contributions to Northeastern and to ITS, and wish him well in his new role at HMS.