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Meet Our People

Office of Information Technology (OIT) Leadership

The Office of Information Technology includes five departments and functions directly reporting to the Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer Dan Ewart. These units include more than 70 staff and 25 student employees committed to delivering friendly, timely and customer-focused service and collaborative technological solutions. The OIT leadership group meets regularly to discuss IT strategies, projects and issues.

Dan Ewart

Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer

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Margo Holthaus

Executive Assistant to the Vice President for Information Technology/CIO

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Mitch Parks

Chief Information Security Officer

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Tom English

Director, Technology Solutions Partners

Tom English


Kali Armitage

Director, Enterprise Applications

Kali Armitage


Darren Kearney

Deputy Director, Student and Technology Operations Support

Darren Kearney


Dave Lien

Director, Technology Infrastructure and Innovation

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Teresa Amos

Deputy Director, IT Planning & Initiatives

Teresa Amos


Leadership Team

The Office of the Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer

Dan Ewart

Working closely with the rest of the University of Idaho's executive team, a wide-ranging customer base and the OIT staff, Dan helps identify, lead and execute OIT technical strategies that move the university forward in achieving its goals and strategic initiatives.

Executive Assistant to the Vice President for Information Technology/CIO

Margo Holthaus

The executive assistant provides daily and comprehensive multi-leveled administrative services and support to the entire OIT organization including the VP of IT/CIO.

Chief Information Security Officer

Mitch Parks

University of Idaho is committed to providing an environment that protects the privacy and security of information and electronic resources necessary to support our mission of teaching, learning and research. OIT's Information Security Officer provides policy and security oversight for institutional information and technology resources, providing a structured approach to information risk management for the campus. 

Enterprise Applications

Director, Kali Armitage

Enterprise Applications supports the key administrative computing systems for the University of Idaho. These systems include Ellucian Banner ERP, MyUI, VandalWeb,, and many other applications that serve departments across the university. Enterprise Application’s focus is on providing outstanding customer support, maximizing the end user experience, and assisting colleges and departments to identify the appropriate technology solution for real business problems, with the goal of increasing overall productivity and efficiency. Some of the services provided by Enterprise Applications include: technical and functional application analysis and support, application development, application/data integrations, database management, project and product management, and consulting. 

Technology Infrastructure and Innovation

Director, Dave Lien

Responsible for the University of Idaho's information technology infrastructure, including data networking, server hosting, classroom technology and the deployment of software to computers. The unit provides system design, system management and operational support for a wide variety of technology-based systems. This OIT unit relies heavily on processes and standards to maintain an infrastructure environment that is efficient and cost-effective while also striving to maintain the security of the university's sensitive data.

Technology Solution Partners

Interim Director, Tom English

Technology Solution Partners provide enterprise support solutions to the University of Idaho faculty, staff, and students across the state. TSPs coordinate with customers to better understand their technology needs to provide guidance and support for university partners. See Technology Solutions Partners for more information and locations of TSPs across the state.

Student and Technology Operations Support

Deputy Director, Darren Kearney

The Student Technology Center supports all students across the state from helping with access to student resources to connecting personal devices to the university network in residence halls. Operation Support staff process all technology purchase requests, configure computers, maintain phones, produce VandalCards plus many other tasks.

IT Planning and Initiatives

Deputy Director, Teresa Amos

Leads and facilitates process improvement efforts, efficiency efforts, and improvements in policy, standards and procedures, service management, and related systems and grant funding in support of the goals of the university and OIT.
Develop, and maintain, the university’s enterprise service management systems and other key initiatives and the associated technology support process, to provide outstanding customer service, and track the efficiency and performance of technology support by developing support metrics and standards for service excellence and will act as a liaison between various groups to build a cohesive environment for feedback.

Physical Address:

Teaching Learning Center Room 128

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Summer Hours:

Monday - Friday
7:30 a.m. to 4:30p.m.

Phone: 208-885-4357 (HELP)