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Information Technology Advisory Council


The Information Technology Advisory Council provides a collaborative forum for academic and administrative stakeholders to offer advice and guidance regarding University strategic directions, policies, plans and support of information technology (IT) at Ferris State University.


The Information Technology Advisory Council will:

  • Serve as the standing council to facilitate the identification, discussion and advice on strategically important areas of information technologies
  • Serve as bidirectional communication channel with the academic and administrative leadership about strategic IT issues, applications, and services
  • Review and provide advice on the development, implementation and assessment of the University’s Plan for IT
  • Review and provide advice on University-Wide Information Technology policies
  • Review and provide advice on IT offerings, device support and discontinuing of services
  • Members of the Advisory Council will be responsible for communicating important issues to their respective areas


ITAC Membership

The core group will be a balance of information technology, academic and administrative employees. Guest speakers, subject matter experts, and other participants will be invited to attend as appropriate. The chair will invite members from areas with a known vested interest in the direction of information technology at the University.

Chair Position
Charlie Weaver  Chief Information Officer
Members Position
Open Position Executive Director Online Education, Extended & International Operations
Gheretta Harris Associate Vice President, Auxiliary Enterprises
Jeff Gabalis Digital Media Specialist, Media Production
Kristen Salomonson Dean, Enrollment Service and Director of Admission and Records
Steve Reifert Interim Associate Provost
Open Position Dean of Library
Fredericka Hayes Associate Vice President, Human Resources
Scott Thede Director, IT Solution Center
Trinidy Williams Associate Dean, Arts & Sciences