Leadership Team

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Brian Nichols, cio@uky.edu
ITS supports the University’s colleges and professional schools, over 30,000 students, approximately 20,000 faculty and staff, visitors, members of the University community, citizens of the Commonwealth, and beyond. In support of UK’s Strategic Plan, IT provides through customer engagement, outstanding technology infrastructure, services and solutions that advance teaching and learning, enable research, empower staff to provide exceptional services, enrich the student experience, and effectively manage and protect institutional data.


Todd Brann  todd.brann@uky.edu
Executive Director, Institutional Research, Analytics and Decision Support
  • Enterprise Data Warehouse
  • Institutional Research
  • Student Analytics & Decision Support
  • Finance & Administration Analytics & Decision Support

Stephen Burr, stephen.burr@uky.edu
Associate CIO & Enterprise CISO (interim)
Executive Director, Enterprise Systems
  • Cloud Operations
  • Systems Operations
  • Data Center
  • Directories, Messaging, & Collaboration
  • ERP Security & Support
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data Privacy & Policy

Jennifer Edwards, jennifer.edwards@uky.edu
Executive Director, Stragetic Engagement & Planning
  • Communications
  • Marketing
  • Brand Management
  • Strategic Planning & Reporting
  • Change & Project Management Consultation
  • Web Spaces
  • Grants Management
  • Crisis & Emergency Event Management

Tyler Gayheart, josephgayheart@uky.edu
Executive Director, Enterprise CRM & Salesforce
  • CRM Operations

Kathy Burch Hamperian, kathy.hamperian@uky.edu
Executive Director, Customer Support & Student IT Enablement
  • Customer Services
  • Student Technology / Classroom / AV Support Services


Rick Phillips, rick.phillips@uky.edu
Executive Director, Networking & Infrastructure
  • Network Operations
  • Network Engineering
  • Infrastructure Operations
  • Infrastructure Project Management & Estimation
  • Geotechnical Services


Lowell Pike*, pike@netlab.uky.edu
Director, Research Computing Infrastructure
  • Research Computing


Heath Price, hp@uky.edu
Associate CIO
  • Information Services
  • Smart Campus 


Adam Recktenwald, adamr@uky.edu
Executive Director, Enterprise Applications
  • Product Development & Integrations Services
  • Core Applications
  • Implementation
  • Business Process Improvement


Karen Willmott, karen.willmott@uky.edu
Executive Director, Administration, Finance, & Human Resources
  • Finance
  • Vendor Management
  • Human Resources





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* Reporting Line to Director of Center for Computational Sciences (CCS)

† Reporting Line to Vice Provost

‡ Reporting Line to Vice President of Student Success