IT Services Leadership
Chief Information Officer
Associate Vice Chancellor
Steve Krogull is the associate vice chancellor of information technology services. Steve joined IT Services from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, where he served in several leadership roles covering research support, learning solutions and systems engineering. Before Madison, Steve was an adjunct assistant professor and an instructional designer. He has a B.S. in radio-television communications and an M.S. in educational media from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.
Enterprise Infrastructure Systems
Dinesh Hegde is the associate CIO responsible for areas focusing on enterprise systems and infrastructure. Dinesh brings more than 20 years of information technology leadership, including 14 years in various roles at Tyson Foods. Dinesh is an active alumnus of the Walton College of Business. He has a B.S. in engineering from the University of Mumbai, an M.S. in engineering technology from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and an M.B.A. from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.
Stephen Tycer serves as the chief information security officer. He has more than 20 years' experience working with compliance standards, technology and network security management. He comes to the U of A from Oil States International in Houston, Texas, where he served as the corporate security manager responsible for global IT security strategy. He has a B.S. in computer science from Texas State University.
Research and Academic Technology
Ian Czarnezki is the associate chief information officer for research and academic technologies. Czarnezki is responsible for improving and optimizing institutional processes and technologies to increase learning opportunities and to better leverage research data to find collaboration and funding opportunities. Czarnezki has had a variety of roles in higher education administration for the past two decades at Kansas State University, Clemons University, University of Central Florida, University of Texas Health Science Center, and University of Missouri.
Enterprise Applications & Data Systems
Don Ussery is the associate chief information officer for enterprise applications and data services. Ussery is responsible for deploying and standardizing enterprise systems and directing the enterprise resource planning (ERP), data management and campus applications teams. Ussery previously worked at University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he directed the operational, financial and personnel activities of the ERP Administration group.
IT Administration and Planning
Michele Crippen is the director of IT administration and planning. In this role, Michele is responsible for ensuring the efficiency of business operations including budgeting, procurements and coordinating with human resources. She has a B.S. in human resource management from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.