Information & Instructional Technology Committee


The Information and Instructional Technology Committee shall be composed of one elected faculty member from each college, including the Library; one graduate student (appointed by the GSA for a one-year term); one undergraduate student (appointed by the SGA for a one-year term); the Deputy Chief Information Officer (ex officio and non-voting); one representative each (ex officio and non-voting) from the following divisions: Office of Technology Services, Faculty Academic Center of Excellence, Academic Affairs, Administration and Finance, Student Affairs, University Advancement, and Strategic Partnerships and Applied Research.

Voting Members

Name Department College Term Expiration
Wonjin Sim Psychology CLA 2026
Elizabeth Bell Kinesiology CHP 2026
Jan Baum  Management CBE 2025
Ana Maria Soto  Chemistry FCSM 2025
Soo Rhee Mass Communication  COFAC 2025
Mahnaz Moallem Learning Technologies, Design and School Library Media COE 2025
Britini Ballard, CHAIR Cook Library Library 2025
  GSA   2024
Clifton Crosby, Jr. SGA   2024

Ex-Officio & Non-Voting

Name Department
Matt Wynd Director of Academic Technology & Customer Service
Kevin Balsbaugh Deputy Chief Information Officer
Patricia Westerman Assistant Provost, Faculty Academic Center of Excellence
Greg Primrose IT & National Testing Coordinator, Student Affairs
Suzanna Yaukey Dean of the Library, Academic Affairs
TBD Administration and Finance
TBD University Advancement
Wayne Hart Managing Director, IT Services, Strategic Partnerships & Applied Research


The Information and Instructional Technology Committee meets on the third Monday of each month during the academic year.


The IITC exists to serve as advocate for University resources to support academic computing and to make recommendations to the CIO, Provosts Office, and the Academic Senate on matters of planning and the use of information and instructional technologies. This includes the following.

  1. Review and make recommendations to establish or modify IIT standards, policies, and services.
  2. Review the college technology plans and provide guidance to the CIO and the Provost’s Office in the development of the annual technology budget.
  3. Provide input and/or review special IIT reports that are requested by the USM Office or other state agency.
  4. Represent the Academic Senate on special committees or task forces that focus on IIT issues.