UKAT Management Team

Brian Nichols,
University of Kentucky Analytics & Technologies
UKAT supports the university’s 17 colleges, 30,000 students, and 14,000 faculty and staff through institutional research and analytics, enterprise software, research computing, academic technology, IT infrastructure, and cloud services.
Stephen Burr,
Senior Manager (Interim)
Operational Services
Operational Services is responsible for the installation, integration, and operation of core enterprise computing resources and applications. This includes management of the SAP ERP system, VMWare Virtualization, Storage, Database, and Backups.
  • System Operations: Servers, Storage, Backup, Databases, Disaster Recovery
  • SAP Support: SAP ERP Systems and Platform
  • Security Operations: Monitoring and Incident Response
  • Integration: Application Integration Services
Patsy Carruthers,
Senior Manager
Academic Technology Group
The Academic Technology Group (ATG) represents UKAT's commitment to support academic and research technology requirements and growth. We focus on the support of instruction and research services, eLearning instructional design and technology, classroom technology, academic multimedia, and learning spaces.
  • Academic Multimedia
  • Academic Planning and Assessment Technology
  • Distance Learning Programs
  • eLearning
  • Learning Spaces Technology and AV Support
Doyle Friskney,
Associate Vice President, Chief Technology Officer
Kathy Burch Hamperian,
Senior Manager
IT Customer Experience Operations Group
The Customer Experience Operations group (CEOG) provides a front door into UKAT to help the University community obtain IT services and ensure the quality of the service delivery. CEOG also facilitates communications between the University community and UKAT staff. Our customers include students, faculty, and staff. The areas in the CEOG include the service desk (help desk), desktop technical services, networking, and workstations, and work with security teams.
  • Network Services
  • Incident & Request Management
  • Network Project Management
  • Workstation Support
  • Operations
Adam Recktenwald,
Senior Manager (Interim), Chief Innovation Architect
Innovation Program Group, Enterprise Architect Group
The EA team is tasked with setting directions and make recommendations for UK's IT infrastructure including hardware, operating systems, networks, databases, security and infrastructure services, as well as components, data, and the development tools. The group also coordinates the timely and smooth migration of UK's infrastructure and promotes an understanding of the current architecture.
  • Enterprise Architecture
  • Middleware / Virtualization Engineering
  • Student Lifecycle Management
  • Security
  • Advanced Analytics
  • Mobile, Portal & Web Team
Karen Willmott,
Senior Manager
Planning Administration & Finance Group
The Planning, Administration, and Finance department strives to provide friendly, knowledgeable assistance in support of all units in Analysts and Technologists and the university. It is our goal to serve as administrative stewards for UKAT’s strategic goals, while fostering teamwork, continuous learning and providing the highest degree of quality in the daily services provided to our customers.
  • Material Management
  • Planning & Accounting
  • Project Management
  • Talent Management

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