IS highlights from the past year and a note of gratitude

The following message is shared on behalf of Mur Muchane, vice president for information technology & CIO.

Dear Wake Forest Colleagues,

What A Year! If there is a silver lining in the daunting COVID-19 challenges, it certainly includes the all-hands-on-deck approach we adopted as a community to quickly transition to new mediums for course delivery, online learning for our students, and remote work for employees. Successfully responding to the pandemic required a significantly increased reliance on digital, technological, and network tools to sustain the mission, safety, and wellbeing of the University. Information Systems staff rose to the challenge and, in partnership with the faculty and staff, shaped new ways to engage with WFU students, the community, and each other.

The Information Systems Year in Review report focuses on just a few examples of the efforts put forth to provide the infrastructure, tools, knowledge, and support that enabled – and continue to enable – faculty, staff, and students to be successful in these challenging times. In some of the other projects highlighted in this report, I trust you will see the many ways in which information technology aligns with Wake Forest’s highest aspirations of exceptional teaching, research, and discovery.

As always, we are deeply grateful to you for your continued partnership.

Best, Mur Muchane
Vice President for Information Technology & CIO
Information Systems Department