I am pleased to announce that Donna Heath has been named Vice Chancellor of Information Technology Services (ITS). Donna has shown extraordinary leadership in the year she has been Interim Vice Chancellor.
During this time, Donna has championed and helped guide the extremely complicated launch of the Banner XE project. She has provided critical leadership to the ITS management team in developing a new five-year Strategic Technology Plan. In addition, she and her team have had numerous noteworthy achievements this year – everything from collaborating with campus partners to create a virtual lab solution, to delivering high-speed networking to the research park’s North Campus.
Donna has cultivated important relationships with internal and external stakeholders on key strategic initiatives that offer opportunities for both UNCG and our community to grow, including the Tri-Gig Broadband initiative, the Connected Communities initiative, and the Smart City Smart Corridor initiative.
Donna has been a leader in Information Technology for more than 25 years. She has been with UNCG for the last 13 years, serving as the Associate Vice Chancellor for Information Technology Services, Systems and Networks.
Her staff, as well as the broader campus community, have been impressed by her leadership. I can’t think of a better fit for ITS and the university as we continue to take “giant steps.”
Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr.