About IT


Information Technology (IT) is the division of the Graduate Center responsible for voice, video and data systems and services. The mission of this unit is to promote, facilitate and support the effective use of technology in instruction and learning, in research, and in processing and accessing institutional information. Organizationally, IT is comprised of three divisions: Administrative Services, Client Services and Systems Services.

Information Technology

Phone: 212-817-7350

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Employee Service Recognition

          GC Employee Recognition

       2017 -  Pablo De La Cruz (Employee of the Year)
       2016 -  Stephanie Evans (Outstanding Achievement)
       2015 -  Jose CastaƱeda (Outstanding Achievement)
       2012 -  Takho Tsoi (Employee of the Year)
       2011 -  Andre Pitanga (Outstanding Achievement)
       1998 -  John Chianese (Outstanding Achievement)

       CUNY Excellence in Technology Awards
       2016 - Jeffrey Ewald (Excellence in Service)
       2015 - Randy Edwards (Excellence in Service)    
       2014 - Sang Lam (Excellence in Service)
       2013 - Gary Kettner (Excellence in Service)

Annual IT Project Reports

     FY 17

Projects At a Glance

     FY 18

Organization & Governance

Robert D. Campbell, Vice President for IT

Email: rcampbell@gc.cuny.edu
Phone: (212) 817-7351

Organizationally, IT is comprised of three divisions: Administrative Services, Client Services, and Systems Services.

IT Administrative Services

Tawana Spellen, Director

Email: tspellen@gc.cuny.edu
Phone: (212) 817-7353

Heydi Hernandez, Assistant Director for Administrative Services

Email: hhernandez@gc.cuny.edu
Phone: (212) 817-7348

Rosa Rivera, IT Project Portfolio Services Manager

Email: rrivera@gc.cuny.edu
Phone: (212) 817-7297

The Division of Administrative Services oversees a broad range of management functions, including planning, budgeting and procurement; project management; internal control and risk assessments; personnel matters; policies and procedures; and inventory and asset management. In addition, this Division oversees the GC Student Tech Fee Committee and change management.

IT Client Services

Elaine Montilla, Director and designated Deputy CIO

Email: emontilla@gc.cuny.edu
Phone: (212) 817-7369

David Kapur, Assistant Director for Client Services

Email: mkapur@gc.cuny.edu
Phone: (212) 817-7344

H. Anthony Olavarria, Media Services Manager

Email: holavarria@gc.cuny.edu
Phone: (212) 817-7364

The Division of Client Services oversees end-user resources such as computers, monitors, printers, scanners, telephones, classroom projectors and audio-visual equipment in the venues; desktop operating systems, application software, and the GC Blackboard environment; assistive technology resources; various tools for collaborating at a distance; and media services resources throughout the Graduate Center.

IT System Services

Matthew Liston, Director and designated Deputy CIO

Email: mliston@gc.cuny.edu
Phone: (212) 817-7367

Gary Kettner, Assistant Director for Systems Services

Email: gkettner@gc.cuny.edu
Phone: (212) 817-7309

Ko-Chin Ong, Assistant Director for Systems Services

Email: kong@gc.cuny.edu
Phone: (212) 817-7329

The Division of Systems Services oversees the back-end infrastructure, including servers and storage systems; the GC network, internet connectivity; application platforms including e-mail, remote computing, and file and web services; telephony systems; and the GC data centers. In addition, this Division oversees a collection of integrated information systems for GC administrative functions.