IT Transformation Program Office Takes Shape with Appointment of David Crotts as Program Director | VTX

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A Virginia Tech alumnus, Crotts began his career as a personnel auditor in the Internal Audit Department (now the Office of Audit, Risk, and Compliance), rising to the rank of senior information technology auditor during his seven years there. He joined the Finance Division in 2015 as Deputy Director of Strategic Initiatives and Business Analytics before assuming his current role in 2020. Crotts holds the Certified Internal Auditor and Certified Systems Auditor designations. information (non-practitioner).

“With significant experience developing and reviewing business and operational plans for strategic initiatives, new programs, and other business activities for Virginia Tech, David is well-positioned to lead the IT transformation program office as he starts working on program activities. I congratulate David as he embraces this new opportunity,” said Chris Kiwus, interim senior vice president and chief commercial officer.

Creation of the IT transformation steering committee

An IT Transformation Steering Committee was also recently formed. Members include academic and administrative officials from across the university and the Commonwealth. Some of these units represented include the Division of Computer Science, Division of Finance, Division of Human Resources, Student Affairs, Advancement, College of Architecture and Urban Studies, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, Campus innovation and many more. The full list of members is available on the IT Transformation Program website.

Under the direction of the Kiwus program sponsors; Cyril Clarke, executive vice president and provost; and Scott Midkiff, Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, the IT Transformation Steering Committee will provide guidance and strategic direction to the program and serve as program advocates within their colleges, units or respective universities. This committee will meet regularly to review the progress of the program and to advise on key decisions as the program evolves.

Together, the Program Sponsors, Program Director, and Steering Committee will establish the IT Transformation Program Office, which will bring together an interdisciplinary team of faculty and academic staff to lead program operations, project management, communications, and program analysis.

“With the leadership and guidance of the IT Division and the Transformation Steering Committee, we are focusing our efforts on strategies and projects that will help us achieve a more efficient, coordinated and collaborative IT operating model at Virginia. Tech and better meet the needs of our campus and community partners,” Clarke said.

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