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Tina Meier

Tina Meier

IT Director

 

Accomplishments

Being adaptable to keep services reliable and stable during Covid19, Transitioning to new leadership in IT

 

Areas of Interest and Growth

  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Strategic Planning
  • Leadership
  • Project Management
  • Enterprise Architecture
  • ITIL v4

Current Projects

  • Establishing an IT Project Management Office
  • Managed Service Provider Service Offering
  • Numerous Enterprise Architecture Initiatives

 

Rick Hancock

Rick Hancock

Enterprise Systems Administrator II

 

Accomplishments

Endpoint Management Service upgrades to latest version, Endpoint Management reporting services migration to new database, Endpoint management migration to new database server

 

Areas of Interest and Growth

  • Microsoft Intune
  • Microsoft Azure Cloud
  • Project Management

Current Projects

  • Basic Auth End of Life
  • Orange Mail End of Life

Shawn Harpe

Shawn Harpe

Enterprise Senior Systems Administrator

 

Accomplishments

Shawn has worked for IT for Oklahoma State University for 21 years. Shawn serves as a Senior Enterprise System Administrator. His experience includes building innovative technology solutions for Oklahoma State and the AnM Systems. He partners with the AnM systems for email and active directory services. Shawn has recently completed the upgrade of Active Directory, secured the email environment and increased security to the Azure environment within the OSU and AnM systems.

 

Areas of Interest and Growth

  • Continue to explore innovative technology in the Azure environment to help enhance the resources and products available to Faculty and staff to impact the educational experience.

Current Projects

  • Expand the Security of Active Directory and Azure • Ongoing updates of Software being used • Move away from Gmail usage • Research Azure Virtual Desktops

Byron Hook

Byron Hook

Sr. Enterprise Systems Administrator

 

Accomplishments

Mr. Hook has worked over 15 years in IT at Oklahoma State University. He has extensive experience in designing, implementing and managing storage solutions. He has overseen management and system transitions to several different online learning platforms for the university. Other areas of accomplishment include continual growth and management of universities virtual server and virtual desktop infrastructure.

 

Areas of Interest and Growth

  • Virtualization technology
  • Data storage

Current Projects

  • Data storage Cybersecurity 
  • Virtual Server and Desktop Expansions 
  • Data Storage Migrations and modernization 
  • Service Portfolio and Catalog 
  • New Online Classroom implementations

Mark Hultman

Mark Hultman

Enterprise Systems Administrator II

 

Accomplishments

New Tape Library integrated with Backup software. Purchased and implemented new servers for backup services. Passed  System Administrator I test for Linux

 

Areas of Interest and Growth

  • Cloud storage.
  • BackUp software enhancements.
  • Analytics server management.
  • Grow in Linux knowledge

Current Projects

  • Add new backup processes for ransomware protection

Mark Johnson II

Mark Johnson II

Enterprise Systems Administrator I

 

Accomplishments

Promoted from Helpdesk Analyst to Systems Admin. Managed initial Orange Mail alumni migrations. Assisted with InCommon migration to cloud services

 

Areas of Interest and Growth

  • Improve server administration skills and learn more team leaders

Current Projects

  • Windows 11 deployment
  • basic authentication end of life
  • Orange Mail end of life

Chris Locker

Chris Locker

Enterprise Systems Administrator II

 

Accomplishments

Reimaged all managed lab, public access, library, and classroom workstations. Assisted in the Tulsa Campus off-lease workstation rotation. Assisted facilities with troubleshooting and repairing various door access issues.

 

Areas of Interest and Growth

  • Expand knowledge on Endpoint Device Management.
  • Enhance Backup skills.
  • More depth knowledge in ID Card Services

Current Projects

  • Update card swipes and security services
  • Lab workstation rotation in Main Hall

Aidan Masri

Aidan Masri

Enterprise Systems Administrator I

 

Accomplishments

Mr. Masri has worked for several years in IT and Higher Education. He has helped to maintain OSU IT's VMware Farms, by upgrading and installing new servers to help support the ever-growing workload of Oklahoma State University. Installed and setup new SAN technology, Dell PowerStore, to replace older Compellent units. Hes also assisted in the phasing out of RHEL 6 servers to RHEL 8, to ensure better security and functionality of the university's infrastructure.

 

Areas of Interest and Growth

  • VMware vCenter, vSphere, and Horizon 
  • Dell Hardware 
  • RHEL Linux 
  • PowerShell

Current Projects

  • Upgrade of current VMware environment 
  • Installation of Data Domain and Cyber Vault for Disaster Recovery 
  • Migrations from old SAN environment to PowerStore

Dane Sauer

Dane Sauer

Enterprise Systems Administrator II

 

Accomplishments

Rollout of Microsoft Security to Endpoint devices. Implemented Microsoft Security products, Installed and Configured KnowBe4.

 

Areas of Interest and Growth

  • Cybersecurity
  • Unified Endpoint management

Current Projects

  • Review InTune Features amd Architecture
  • Least Privilege Access Architecture
  • Windows 11 Deployment Planning

Raymond Smith

Raymond Smith

Sr. Enterprise Systems Administrator

 

Accomplishments

Raymond has worked over 17 years in IT and Higher Education with experience in several IT roles at OSU. He graduated from OSU in 2006 with a bachelor’s in Business Administration Management Information Systems.

 

Areas of Interest and Growth

  • Active Directory
  • Office 365
  • File services
  • Open LDAP
  • Shibboleth
  • Azure
  • Powershell

Current Projects

  • Shibboleth authentication 
  • Isupport 
  • Open LDAP 
  • File Server migrations to our new SAN 
  • Email Security Enhancements

Michael F.Turpen

Michael F.Turpen

Enterprise Systems Administrator II

 

Accomplishments

Mr. Turpen has worked nearly 34 years in IT with experience in several IT roles around the nation, including for the United States Army (MOS 74F), the corporate world (Kinko's and Creative Labs), private consulting, and Higher Education.  He has extensive experience having run the gamut of IT careers including technical support agent, technical recon agent, shift lead, control desk coordinator, Netware 3.12 administrator, PBX installer and administrator; and programmer/analyst, all before joining Oklahoma State University in 2006.  Since then, he has been a Computer Support Specialist in both Financial Information Management and IT DeskSide Support; a Security Analyst for IT Security, and a Server Administrator in STW IT Server Administration, now holding the title Enterprise Systems Admin II.

Mr. Turpen has also previously held the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification.

 

Areas of Interest and Growth

  • Digital privacy Information security Azure Virtual Desktop Virtualization

Current Projects

  • System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
  • Eduroam Wi-Fi Decommissioning
  • Basic Authentication Decommissioning Orange Mail

 

Ron Wiscombe

Ron Wiscombe

Enterprise Systems Administrator II

 

Accomplishments

Mr Wiscombe has worked for a few years in IT at Oklahoma State University. During his time he as learned how to maintain the universities virtual server infrastructure and website management. Among other accomplishments he has also enhanced and added documentation through-out a long list of products managed by Server administration.

 

Current Projects

  • Cybersecurity data protection implementation
  • Data Storage Upgrades

Scott Wolff

Scott Wolff

Sys Admin Sr.

 

Accomplishments

ID Services Server Upgrade, BackUp Server Hardware Refresh, Installation of new Tape Library

 

Areas of Interest and Growth

  • Project Management
  • Team Management

Current Projects

  • OSU-Tulsa Environmental Server Move
  • ID Card Server Upgrade

 Justin Smola

Justin Smola

Project Manager

 

Accomplishments

Justin has over 15 years of project management experience across a variety of technologies including IT Systems, Learning Management Systems, Mobile Application Development, eLearning Content Development, and IT Training.

 

Areas of Interest and Growth

  • Project Management
  • Project Management Methodologies
  • Mobile Application Development
  • Leadership and Personal Development

Current Projects

  • Creating and implementing a scalable project management system.

Morgan Musselman

Morgan Musselman

Technical Paraprofessional

 

Accomplishments

I grew up in Stillwater. I'm a junior at OSU and work in a student position in Server Administration. I've gained technical knowledge while working here and have become the point of contact for Visio flowchart needs! I also process project requests for the PMO office.

Heather Deal

Heather Deal

Business Analyst

 

Accomplishments

Ms. Deal joined OSU IT in June of 2022. She has a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Arkansas. She has worked on many projects including the writing of the IT hiring process, Zoom integration, creation of the intranet, and process documentation for the Cloud and Infrastructure Services team.

 

Areas of Interest and Growth

  • Department Culture
  • Career Path/Professional Development resources

Current Projects

  • Cyberinfrastructure Plan
  • AWS Cloud Infrastructure
  • DHCP Server for Langston University
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