Students Engaged with Campus IT Leadership at Involvement Fair

UNLV students interested in pursuing a technology career talked to IT leaders from the Office of Information Technology (OIT) during the Involvement Fair on Sept. 6 that spanned the Academic Mall, Alumni Amphitheatre, and Pida Plaza.

Kivanc Oner, vice president for digital transformation & chief information officer, and several members of the OIT leadership team connected with students about their interest in IT. They also encouraged students to apply for jobs that are available within the department.

OIT Employees Attend Splunk’s User Conference

Employees from the office of information technology (OIT) attended Splunk’s .conf from July 17 to July 20 at the Venetian Resort in Las Vegas, Nev. The annual conference allowed IT, security, and DevOps professionals to explore Splunk products to improve security for their organization.

With over 200 sessions offered, OIT employees are bringing back new strategies, best practices, and other information to ensure UNLV systems remain secure and stay up and running, despite disruptions. They also connected with peers to learn how they use Splunk to build digital resilience.

OIT’s Alethea Inns Honored By Women’s Council

Alethea Inns was recognized by the UNLV Women’s Council for her service to the Health & Safety Task Force, which began in March 2023. The subcommittee is focused on enhancing support for the health and well-being of everyone on campus.

The associate instructional technology support specialist for the office of information technology is already contributing to the task force’s new initiatives. She suggested additional resources for the Employee Assistance Program, trauma-informed approaches for campus, and some fitness group activities.

OIT Participates in UNLV Micro-Externship Designed to Improve Advisor Retention

When Jacquee deJesus (‘09 BA Interdisciplinary Studies and ‘11 MA Educational Leadership) signed up for a new professional development opportunity, the academic advisor wanted to learn more about campus resources so she could better support students. She never imagined the amount of valuable information she’d obtain after touring campus with employees from the office of information technology as part of an micro-externship program.