DFA Information Technology is a team of staff who support OSU and DFA functions, programs and processes through a collective approach. By drawing from our complementary areas of expertise, we’re able to offer more effective, comprehensive solutions to our stakeholders and ensure our work aligns strategically with that of other divisions.
If OSU is a city, then DFA are the architects, the planners, the builders, the managers and the caretakers who keep operations running smoothly 24/7. As the DFA IT team, we support the broader DFA division and our community of stakeholders with the process planning, IT solutions and critical information to meet the constantly evolving needs of a growing technology and communication ecosystem.
DFA IT seeks to align our strategic goals and branding with the unit-level roadmaps from the groups that we support, the DFA Strategic Priorities and the OSU IT Strategic Plan. All under the guidance of Oregon State University's Strategic Plan. We have identified several points in these strategic plans where we believe that our work intersects and complements the goals of the DFA division and university-level planning.
Actions from OSU’s Strategic Plan 4.0
Actions from DFA's Strategic Priorities for FY '23
Actions from UIT’s Strategic Roadmap
Create a resilient, cloud-native, agile IT environment
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, leads the consolidated IT group.
This realignment brought 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 provides for more professional development opportunities and creates clearer career paths for our division’s IT staff members.
In addition, this change aligns with the DFA Guiding Principles:
Update on DFA IT Reorganization - December 16, 2021
Reorganizing DFA IT in alignment with UIT Strategic Plan - May 26, 2021
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.