From the CIO

I am pleased to report on another outstanding year for Texas A&M University’s Division of Information Technology. The stories that follow contain example after example of how the division worked collaboratively to make a positive impact at Texas A&M. This report also reveals an organization that is strategically changing to reach new pinnacles of excellence in teaching, learning and research. The past year provided us with even more evidence that we are Better Together.

I am certain a deep sense of commitment is central to the many accomplishments featured in this report. Commitment to protecting the university’s precious resources with two-factor authentication, state-of-the-art data centers and enhanced cybersecurity awareness initiatives. Commitment to creating an innovative and collaborative teaching and learning environment with the launch of the Technically Speaking professional development program, Zoom and LinkedIn Learning. And finally, commitment to developing the leaders of tomorrow with the mentorship initiative and Assistant CIO and Cybersecurity Apprenticeship Programs.

"The past year provided us with even more evidence that we are Better Together."
Aerial view of Texas A&M campus

We will also have a greater impact on the technology of tomorrow thanks to the 5G test bed and Texas A&M’s partnership with the Army Futures Command. The Texas A&M IT community will not only have a better understanding of upcoming tech, they will be providing input into what the final solutions will look like.

Together—united by a deep sense of commitment—we are expanding the potential for success at Texas A&M University. In the words of staff emeritus Dr. Pete Marchbanks, “The future of the Division of Information Technology is brighter than ever.”

M. Dee Childs

M. Dee Childs
Vice President for Information Technology
& Chief Information Officer