Through information technology, we are committed to providing the highest quality technology resources to help enhance your experience at Penn State.

Service Status

Our Mission

IT serves the needs of Penn State’s students, faculty, and staff through responsive IT services and support, enabling infrastructure, effective administrative systems, and forward-looking innovation.

Our Behaviors

Our IT community strives to model these behaviors in all we do to support University operations.


Learn from mistakes and continually improve; be reliable when committing to a task and hold others to the same standard


Make adjustments; try something different and seek new solutions


Work together; share ideas to achieve goals; work seamlessly across organizational boundaries 


Persevere when facing obstacles


Foster inclusivity; embrace the unique backgrounds and abilities of all students, faculty, and staff

Our Leadership

David Horton, vice president for Information Technology and chief information officer, is accountable for the entire University IT organization.

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David Horton

Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer Penn State University

David Horton is Penn State’s vice president for Information Technology and chief information officer. He joined Penn State in May 2024 from the University of Oklahoma (OU), where he spent 23 years, the last five as chief information officer. In his role at Penn State, Horton provides direct oversight of Penn State IT and leadership and vision for all of University IT, the distributed IT units across all campuses, colleges, and research and administrative units. He also co-leads the IT OST workstream, a multi-year effort to transform and position IT to be more efficient, effective and strategic in serving end users across the University.

Penn State IT Senior Leadership Team

The Penn State IT Senior Leadership Team is responsible for Penn State IT. They focus on creating new initiatives, protecting University technology, collaborating with faculty and researchers, and cultivating operational excellence.
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Ben Battaglia

Interim Senior Director
Office of the CIO


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Mark Campbell

Associate Vice President


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Kyle Crain

Acting Chief Information Security Officer
Information Security


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Tiffany Cunningham

Financial Officer
Strategic Partner


Dave Gindhart

Dave Gindhart

Associate Vice President
Business Technology Solutions


Chris Lucas

Chris Lucas

Associate Vice President
Academic Technologies and Customer Experience


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Krystal McMillen

IT Operations Manager and Executive Assistant to the VP for IT


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Shuchi Nalepa

Senior Director
Enterprise Services


Scott Wong

Scott Wong

Human Resources
Strategic Partner


University IT Overview

Everyone in an IT unit is part of University IT (UIT). UIT stays connected through UIT Town Halls held several times each year and through messaging from the Vice President for IT/CIO.

Each IT unit is a member of one of five IT constituency groups: Administrative IT, Campus IT, College IT, Penn State IT, and Research IT. The senior IT manager or director from each unit participates in constituency group meetings, typically held monthly.

Current leaders of the five constituency groups are:

Administrative IT

Campus IT

John Hoh
Kari Williamson
Permanent leaders

Lloyd Painter
Jim Serafin
Rotating co-chairs

Representatives from the constituency groups also participate in the IT Advisory Council (ITAC), which meets several times each semester. Some of them also attend the monthly University IT Senior Partnership Team meetings.

For questions, please reach out to the appropriate constituency group leader representing your IT unit.

University IT Senior Partnership Team

The University IT Senior Partnership Team brings together leaders from multiple IT constituency groups to provide a forum for two-way communication on challenges and opportunities across Penn State, to share information on upcoming IT changes, and to offer updated progress reporting related to the University IT Strategic Plan’s goals and objectives.

Kate Domico

IT Advisory Council

Dave Gindhart

Penn State IT

John Hoh

Campus IT

Jason Hughes

College of Medicine IT

Veronica Longenecker

College IT

Chris Lucas

Penn State IT

Mike Stedelin

Research IT

Tom Weber

Administrative IT