IT-related staff and functions have been reorganized under one umbrella as part of DFA Information Technology. This change is to make the best use of the DFA’s collective resources, to ensure our work aligns strategically with that of other divisions, and to better serve our many stakeholders.

Reorganizing DFA IT in alignment with UIT Strategic Plan - May 26, 2021

Update on DFA IT Reorganization - December 16, 2021

Who Is Involved?

All IT-related people within DFA, from units such as UFIO, Business Affairs, Human Resources, Risk Management and more. Ben Wessel, DFA's Senior Director of IT, will be leading the consolidated IT group. 

When Will this Occur?

As of June 2021. it's early in the DFA reorganization process but more guidance will be provided, including a timeline and roadmap.


It is DFA's goal to organize DFA IT in a way that best serves the university’s mission and the needs of OSU community members. There are a lot more details to be determined in the reorganization process, but please contact DFA IT if you have questions or comments.

Why This Change Now?

This realignment will bring together people with similar skill sets into a functional team and provides the leadership necessary to better coordinate IT resources across the division. Better alignment with UIT will provide for more professional development opportunities and create clearer career paths for our division’s IT staff members.

In addition, this change aligns with aligns with the DFA Guiding Principles:

  • Process consistency, balanced with flexibility, improves efficiency and effectiveness and 
  • Active stewardship of resources ensures the long-term success of the university.
  • Assessing and managing risk balances innovation and compliance.