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
In addition to being the CIO and associate vice chancellor of information technology services, Steve Krogull is the acting associate CIO for research and academic technology.
Execution and Enablement
Barb Kenny serves as the assistant CIO for execution and enablement. This team is accountable for portfolio and program management, organizational change management, end-user enablement, communications, and customer support. Barb has held a variety of leadership positions with Walmart, Tyson, Dell and Ernst & Young. She has a B.B.A. in business and human resource management from Kent State University and completed a two-year executive organizational development program at Bowling Green State University.
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.