Communications and Technology reorganization takes effect

Change ahead.

Last month we announced a series of steps that are being implemented to reorganize and align our communications and technology units. There are three overarching goals of this reorganization and realignment:

  • Centrally coordinate decision-making related to overall messaging, improve marketing and brand strategy initiatives, and facilitate internal college-wide communications;
  • Align information technology services with infrastructure planning to ensure strategic coordination across the college; and
  • Improve overall customer service, strategic relationships and collaborative partnerships across a distributed environment.

As a result of this reorganization and alignment implementation, we are splitting the communications and technology unit. The communications unit will continue to be led by Ryan Schmiesing with his direct report being to the vice president for agricultural administration. Josh Fox has been named the interim director, Information Technology Services, and will report to Ron Hendrick, senior associate dean.

There are a number of changes to both units, and those may best be articulated through the new organization charts found on the CFAES Faculty and Staff Resource page (under the “Additional Resources” heading): http://cfaes.osu.edu/faculty-staff-resources.