Clemson Computing and Information Technology, or CCIT, is the primary provider of computing resources and IT support for Clemson University. CCIT consists of several key functions reporting to the CIO with service operation and delivery also reporting.
Within this framework, the groups that manage the various aspects of these areas leverage the common synergies and provide comprehensive solutions to benefit faculty, students, and the greater user community. CCIT is committed to providing an integrated approach to high-performance and traditional computing environments.
Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Brian D. Voss was named Vice President and Chief Information Officer in February 2022, removing the previous interim status from his hire on May 18, 2021. Voss brings broad and deep experience across the spectrum of higher education information technology, built through a 35-year career of achievements in IT leadership: strategic planning, user services, teaching and learning support, networks/ telecommunications, academic and research computing, and enterprise/university information systems.
Carla Rathbone, Deputy CIO
CCIT’s Internal Operations group supports Clemson University and CCIT by providing services in contracts and licensing, IT finance and accounting, IT vendor management and procurement, human resources, project management, space planning, facilities management, service management, organizational effectiveness, and university assessment activities.
John Hoyt, Chief Information Security Officer
Information Security works across the entire institution to ensure that best practices are implemented to protect the data and infrastructure of the university. The division also informs users and supports personnel of possible threats to Clemson University computing resources, disseminating recovery information quickly so that minimum downtime is experienced.
Enterprise Systems & Applications
Billy Cook, Associate Vice President
The Enterprise Systems and Applications group is responsible for providing services and support for the major information systems of the University.
ESA staff develops, purchases, installs, and maintains application software and databases that support the University’s core administrative processes and information needs. This team is also responsible for providing general standards and guidelines for application architecture and consulting for departmental software development, installation, and maintenance as well as identity management.
Tom Taylor, Executive Director
Medicaid IT Services provides operational support for the Medicaid Eligibility Determination System (MEDS) and the Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS) with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) in South Carolina. Services include application development and maintenance, quality assurance, project management, and business application support functions. This also includes infrastructure components supporting the DHHS systems.
Nathan Long, Associate Vice President
IT Customer Services for most may be the first and only encounter with CCIT and encompasses the Help Desk, call center, computer training, distributed support, hardware and laptop repair, classroom technologies, application support, and lab automation and management.
Infrastructure Services and Operations
Matt Garrett, Associate Vice President
Infrastructure Services and Operations (ISO) oversees the health and operation of Clemson’s computing infrastructure. These include Network and Telecommunications, Academic and Administrative Services, Storage Services, Database Services, Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery, and physical computing facilities. ISO’s function is to ensure that all end users have the proper ability to access and utilize all of Clemson’s core computing systems and functions.
IT Strategic Planning & Operational Excellence
Dustin Atkins, Director
Charged with developing and supporting the implementation of the IT Strategic Plan, this area oversees and manages the implementation of the plan on the operational level, helps to set key targets, tracks and monitors the plan to drive results. Responsible for VPIT/CCIT initiatives for operational excellence, including assessment, reporting, and engagement in academic and student advisory functions.
Research Computing & Data
Jill Gemmill, PhD – Associate Vice President, Research Computing and Data
Research Computing & Data (RCD) group is responsible for the physical and human elements necessary to support Clemson’s world-class research portfolio through computation and data analytics. RCD provides training to faculty, staff, and students in the basic use of advanced computing resources; assistance for success in installing, compiling, and running programs; and big data management and analysis. Consultations in areas such as parallelization, machine learning, software development, geospatial data collection and analysis; and system administration are available at no charge, and longer-term support can be provided via grant or other funding mechanisms.
Network Services & Telecommunications
Chris Hibbs, Associate Vice President
Network Services & Telecommunications provides support for all voice, data, and networking needs for the Clemson University community. The unit as a whole works together to ensure the stability of campus communications.