Category: "Updates from the CIO"

Welcome Courtney Espiritu!

July 8, 2021, by Joseph Vaughan

I am happy to announce that Courtney Espiritu has joined CIS as our User Support Services Manager.  Courtney joined us from Scripps College, where she was Residential Networking/User Support Specialist and brings extensive experience from Apple and UPS.  Courtney will oversee CIS User Support Services, which provides personal computing support, A/V in classrooms and for […]

Fall 2020 update from the CIO

September 28, 2020, by Joseph Vaughan

Hello everyone, Well, here we are in Fall 2020.  Everyone is facing new challenges and living through tough times.  The Mudd community is showing its strength and compassion in numerous ways, and I find it inspiring. This is the update from CIS for the Fall Semester.  There is much to tell you, so I have […]

Microsoft Office 365 for Students and Faculty

September 17, 2020, by Joseph Vaughan

With our transition to RapidIdentity, we have enabled Office 365 accounts for faculty and students, in addition to staff. This will allow faculty and students to take full advantage of our Office 365 licensing, including the Office 365 App Suite and services like OneDrive (file storage) and Microsoft Teams (collaboration and video conferencing).  Starting with […]

IAM @ HMC and IAM @ TCC too.

March 2, 2020, by Joseph Vaughan

IAM, in this case, is an abbreviation for “Identity and Access Management”,  the processes around creating, maintaining and deleting accounts for people, as well as managing passwords and security questions. In 2019, TCCS, on behalf of the colleges, signed a contract for an IAM system that all of the Colleges will use.  Because HMC has […]

New CIS Director

January 29, 2020, by Joseph Vaughan

Just before the winter break, we completed an extensive search for a Director, Infrastructure and Systems.  I am delighted to let you know that our own Robert Kingston was selected as the top candidate and I am delighted to report that he accepted our offer. Robert has been with CIS since 2013, when he started […]

Staffing Changes in CIS

January 29, 2020, by Joseph Vaughan

Just before the winter break, we made some staffing changes I wanted you to know about. Dr. Aashita Kesarwani, whom many of you know, received a promotion to Scientific Computing and Data Science Specialist.  Aashita has been knocking the ball out of the park in her position, offering workshops on machine learning that are in high […]

Message to the HMC Community from the Workday Governance Committee

December 6, 2019, by Joseph Vaughan

Dear all, See below for a message from the Workday Governance Committee Greetings TCC Community, The Workday Governance Group (WGC) would like to thank everyone who took time to take the Fall 2019 Workday Survey. We are focused on ensuring the improvement of the usability of the system, and your feedback through the survey is […]

Security update: deploying a centralized firewall for HMC

November 27, 2019, by Joseph Vaughan

As part of our efforts to increase security for the College’s data (and yours!), we are planning to deploy a centralized firewall.   We will work with the TCCS Networking staff to achieve this.   The goal is to prevent unauthorized access to computers connected to our network.  At the moment, we have parts of a distributed […]

CIS goals for 2019-2020

November 27, 2019, by Joseph Vaughan

Each summer, the HMC cabinet members meet over two days to look back on progress towards goals in the past year and to share goals for the coming year. At CIS, in the month or so before those meetings, we work to develop a list of high level guiding goals for the year.  Once approved, […]