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Architecture and New Technology Committee

Purpose and authority

The IT Architecture and New Technology Committee (ANTC) is entrusted with addressing IT issues and proposing recommendations that affect IT architecture and architecture standards, IT common services, and the adoption and implementation of significant new technologies. The ANTC is expected to make recommendations to the Strategic Information Technology Committee (SITC) based on a consensus opinion of the representatives, and in the best interests of the University of Utah as a whole.

Mission, scope and key goals

The ANTC considers IT architecture and technology-related issues brought forth by faculty, students, staff, and researchers and seeks solutions that align with the University’s mission and strategic goals, as well as represents the most appropriate and efficient decision for the University at large.


ANTC considers programs and initiatives that address central IT architecture, new information technologies, funding, strategic and enterprise programs, and projects affecting units campus-wide, such as:

  • IT architecture
  • Application architecture
  • Data architecture
  • Campus-wide IT policy
  • New, current and retired UIT services (strategic fit, funding)
  • Ubiquitous, commodity services
  • Regulatory change and compliance
  • Enterprise projects (big, strategic, cross-functional)
  • Special central infrastructure needs
  • Security plans and issues
  • Integration into central systems

Out of scope issues include, but are not limited to:

  • Strategic priorities of the functional groups, such as Student, Finance, HR, and other campus-wide applications
  • Individual administrative and academic unit needs that are not common services
  • Scheduling and managing UIT resources and operational decisions
  • Overall UIT strategic plan
  • Analyze, vet and obtain consensus on recommendations for the Strategic Information Technology Committee
  • Charter targeted ad hoc working groups to explore and pose solutions
  • Manage, approve, and recommend university architecture
  • Obtain campus-wide input
  • Take action on IT risks
  • Develop unified plans among IT groups on campus


Chair: Mark Beekhuizen, IT director, Quinney College of Law

David Blackburn IT director, Eccles School of Business
Joe Breen IT architect, UIT Center for High Performance Computing
Don Burris IT specialist, College of Architecture and Planning
Steve Dean IT director, College of Engineering
Santiago Garcia Associate director, Financial Services and Technology Support
Todd Green IT director, Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute
Demian Hanks IT director, College of Social & Behavioral Science
Matt Harting Associate director of operations and logistics, College of Social Work
Matt Irsik Head, Marriott Library user support and computing services
Sylvia Jessen IT director, School of Medicine
Mark Keller Senior systems administrator, Eccles Health Sciences Library
Josna Kotturappa HRIS manager, U of U Human Resources
Jim Livingston Chief Technology Officer
Jim Logue IT director, College of Education
Eric Martinez System administrator, College of Humanities
Mike Mcintosh IT project manager, College of Nursing
Sarah Miller IT manager, Facilities Management
Scott Patten Computer operations manager, Department of Mathematics
Chris Roberts Computer professional, College of Fine Arts
Andrea Roner Associate registrar for Student Systems and Technology, Registrar’s Office
Jon Rusho Network engineer, Geology and Geophysics, College of Mines & Earth Sciences
Steven Seal IT director, College of Health
Jim Stewart Chief technology officer, Utah Education and Telehealth Network
Jon Thomas Director, Digital Learning Technologies, UIT
Wes Tolman IT product manager, College of Pharmacy
Rob White IT director, Undergraduate Studies

Responsibilities, roles and duties

All representatives are expected to review governance documents and participate in the evaluation and recommendation phases of the process. Representatives are also asked to act as the first line of communication regarding IT governance to the rest of their academic or administrative unit. Members are expected to attend all ANTC meetings and to cast votes when necessary. Members also may be asked to serve on ad hoc committees or to find suitable stakeholders to serve on ad hoc committees.


Representatives serve on the ANTC at the discretion of the dean or director of his or her academic or administrative unit. There is no specified minimum requirement or maximum limit.

Agenda and meetings

The ANTC agenda is  prepared by a UIT governance liaison and approved by the ANTC chair. The committee meets once a quarter, but may meet more often or hold virtual votes if necessary. Meetings are considered open, though space may be limited based on location.

Further detail

Additional information related to ongoing governance committee operations can be found in the operating guidelines.


Changes to this charter must be approved either by the Strategic Information Technology Committee or the President’s Executive Leadership Team.

Questions or comments?

Contact Aimee Ellett.

ANTC operating guidelines

Questions or comments concerning IT governance? Please email Aimee Ellett.

Approved documents


Next meeting: Monday, July 22, 2024, 10:00 a.m. - noon. Governance committee members will receive meeting info via email.

If you're a current U community member (faculty, staff, student) and wish to participate in the online meeting, please email Aimee Ellett for access.

Agendas and summaries (authentication required)

Last Updated: 5/13/24