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Welcome to the IT Advisory Committee (ITAC) Wiki. It provides a forward-facing shared work space for the ITAC committees, as well as a mechanism for the larger Texas A&M University IT community to provide feedback on our work. This site is publicly readable and commentable by all Texas A&M community members who have a NetID login. Committee Pages are editable by the committee members, but anyone can create new pages. ITAC would like to encourage all those interested in our work to comment and create content as appropriate. To comment on a page, click the Discussion tab, at the top of the page.

Committee Goals

Fiscal Year 2015

Previous Fiscal Year Goals

FY2014 Goals FY2013 Goals

Active Subcommittees

ITAC subcommittees are commissioned to address relevant IT topics. Each is given a charge and recommended deliverables. Active ITAC subcommittees are listed below:

Exploratory Committees

Exploratory Committees investigate issues and topics and make recommendations to ITAC regarding the formation of subcommittees.

Standing Subcommittees

Standing Subcommittees manage ongoing functions for ITAC.

ITAC Recommendations, Reports and Position Papers

ITAC Charge

The IT Advisory Committee was initiated in 2008 by Dr. Pierce Cantrell, then Vice President and Associate Provost. The Committee meets on second and fourth Thursdays to:

  • Increase communication across the campus IT community.
  • Collect input from members' departments and collaborate to identify common IT issues on campus.
  • Review and evaluate solutions and methods to help mitigate specific risks.
  • Provide recommendations to help form security policy and operational decisions.
  • Relay information to their represented areas and to the IT Forum.

ITAC Members

  • Chad Ballenger - School of Law
  • Dan Basile and Angie Erskine - Health Science Center
  • Erick Beck - Division of Marketing & Communications
  • Andy Bland - Division of Finance
  • Aaron Brender - Division of Research
  • Casey Bryan - Texas Forest Service
  • Stewart Hutchins - College of Education and Human Development
  • Bill Chollett - University Libraries
  • Kevin Davis - TAMU at Qatar
  • Kyle Page - Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic Services
  • Mark Harris - Department of Athletics
  • Brad Hoover - TTI
  • John Kovacevich - TAMU at Galveston
  • Tom Lyster - College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Adam Mikeal - College of Architecture (Chair)
  • John Norton - Mays Business School
  • Ed Pierson - TEES/Dwight Look College of Engineering (Vice Chair)
  • Vince Riggins - TEEX
  • Jim Rosser - College of Geosciences/IODP
  • Henrik Schmiediche - College of Science (Secretary)
  • Andrew Stokes - Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory
  • David Sweeney - Division of Student Affairs
  • Ron Szabo - Bush School of Government and Public Service
  • Paul Wellman - College of Liberal Arts
  • Rick Young - College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Lacey Baze - Texas A&M IT (ex-officio member)
  • Cheryl Cato - Texas A&M IT (ex-officio member)
  • Willis Marti - Texas A&M IT (ex-officio member)
  • Allison Oslund - Texas A&M IT (ex-officio member)
  • Jim Snell - Instructional Technology Services (ex-officio member)

You may also send questions or topics to the committee at

Meeting Agendas and Minutes

Archived Agendas and Minutes