Office of the Senior Vice President for Information Technology and Enterprise Chief Information Officer

IT Recognition

"IT Recognition strives to create a fulfilling and rewarding work environment that aligns with: Communication, Growth, Satisfaction, Engagement and Innovation."

What is IT Recognition?

The mission of IT Recognition is to help encourage the University to recognize both individual employees and team achievements that show consistency, outstanding achievement and remarkable results in a simple, fair and diligent manner.

Submit A Nomnination

In order to submit a recognition nomination; familiarize yourself with the awards. Once you have decided which award you would like to recognize an employee or team for, proceed to the IT Recognition Form and complete the relevant fields.

Learn More About IT Recognition & Awards

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Leading DoIT

Dr. Melissa Woo, PhD

Senior Vice President for Information Technology and Enterprise Chief Information Officer

Find Melissa on Twitter! @mzyw

About Our CIO

Dr. Melissa Woo became Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Stony Brook University on April 4, 2016. She was appointed to Senior Vice President for Information Technology and CIO on May 1, 2017. Effective, October 1, 2018 Melissa has assumed an expanded role, as the Senior Vice President for Information Technology and Enterprise Chief Information Officer. In this position, she reports directly to President Samuel L. Stanley and is a member of his senior leadership team. She works with senior academic and administrative leaders across the institution and oversees the Stony Brook Division of Information Technology (DoIT) and the provision of IT services to faculty, staff and students. She collaborates with the Chief Information Officer of Stony Brook University Hospital in the ongoing development of information systems between the main academic campus and the Stony Brook Medicine campus.

CIO Listening Tour

Dr. Melissa Woo has scheduled a series of "Listening Tour Stops" during Summer/Fall 2016 to meet with different administrative and academic areas to learn more about the needs of University stakeholders. The objective of her listening tour is to meet with as many teams as possible to find out what their main strategic goals, initiatives, and priorities are (independent of technology) which will be extremely beneficial to help align campus IT services with the strategic goals of the University and the customers we service.

Senior Leadership Team

The DoIT Senior Leadership Team is committed to providing the University with a world-class teaching and learning with technology environment.

Patricia Aceves
Assistant Vice President, Center for Excellence in Learning & Teaching, Assistant Provost

Roy Cordes
Interim Senior Business Partner, Financial Operations

Jim Gonzales
Assistant Vice President of Enterprise Applications and Integrations

James Hart
Senior Director of Infrastructure

Matthew Nappi
AVP & Chief Information Security Officer

Michael Ospitale
Assistant Vice President of Customer Engagement and Support

Rachael Redhead
Senior Human Resources Business Partner

Heather McLaughlin
Senior Manager of Enterprise Project Management

David Cyrille
Assistant Vice President/Chief Research Information Officer

Director of IT Strategic Relations

Departments & Directories

The Division of Information Technology (DoIT) supports the academic, research, healthcare, and administrative missions of Stony Brook University.

DoIT Org Chart

Get a quick glance of DoIT's organizational reporting structure.

IT Partners Directory

The IT Partners community is designed to not only gather IT teams from across the institution.

Core Values

During the spring semester of 2014, the senior leadership team in the Division of Information Technology (DoIT) collected input from other members of DoIT to create five core values for the organization to follow as a guiding framework when making decisions and taking action.


We are committed to engagement, communication, and sharing information with a human voice.


We will actively hire great people, develop their growth, encourage a healthy work/life balance, promote a diversity of voices, and support our staff.


We will work to delight our customers in the innovative delivery of our solutions and services.


We will work collaboratively across Stony Brook University to provide a responsive environment that enriches and enhances teaching, learning, service, and research.


We will encourage innovation, even where concrete business benefit is not initially apparent.

Foundational Principles & Strategic Priorities

DoIT has established strategic priorities to align with the University's strategic vision and primary goals. These priorities are built upon a series of foundational principles which will help guide the implementation of tactical solutions based on our strategic priorities.

Foundational Principles:

  • Manage Risk
  • Align Human Capital Plans: DoIT recruitment, professional development and training, employee retention
  • Generate New Revenue
  • Investment/Strategy Alignment: Invest resources in the projects, initiatives, and services with the most strategic value.
  • Balance Investment Across Run/Grow/Transform
  • Make Data-Informed Decisions

Strategic Priorities:

Customer Experience and Engagement

Listening to individual perceptions (how people "feel") about their experiences interacting with DoIT support or services. We want to demonstrate we care about availability, reliability, accessibility, performance, and satisfaction when it comes to our support and services. This priority also includes communications, feedback, outreach, consultation, and education.


  • Implement and strengthen service management competencies in an effort to deliver the right high-quality services that exceed expectations.
  • Provide campus constituents with expertise and services that meet and exceed their instructional, research and administrative expectations. Promote these services efficiently and effectively utilizing responsive design to user needs.
  • Institute an ongoing process for assessing our services internally and externally to provide meaningful data to drive decision making, including direct and indirect evidence.
  • Continue to improve internal and external communications through multiple modalities with a focus on relevance and clarity. Develop DoIT’s communications strategy, experiment and explore new social mediums for user engagement, feedback, and training. Highlight the efforts, people, collaborations and use of technology by Stony Brook faculty, students, researchers. Convey more insight and implications (not just facts) of what is driving innovation, discovery and change at Stony Brook.
  • Align faculty, staff, researcher and student engagement efforts with institutional priorities, maximize ROI through improvements in the teaching, learning, research and administrative environment, with special emphasis on the University's student success initiatives.
  • Develop a dynamic, transparent campus technology plan that provides a road map, benchmarks, success metrics, data and analytics.


Support data driven decision making, provide and support an analytic infrastructure.


  • Focus on developing and deepening Stony Brook's analytics capabilities encompassing data capture through delivery in an effort to improve operational effectiveness, teaching, learning, advising, and research analytics.
  • Develop performance measurement and network testing systems that are regularly used to characterize the network and are available for troubleshooting.


Physical & Virtual, Hardware & Software, Facilities, Network


  • Improve our infrastructure to be more: 1) reliable, 2) agile and elastic 3) cloud-oriented and cloud-aware.
  • Invest and implement in technologies that support key campus research and scholarly activities, and support multi-institutional collaborations and partnerships.


The EPMO operates at a strategic level in collaboration with the organization. The goal of this office is to provide institution-wide guidance, governance, standardized processes, and project portfolio management best practices, tools and techniques to align with the Stony Brook University mission and goals.


  • Set ground rules and expectations for the project teams
  • Formalize a common language for project managers, functional leaders and other stakeholders that smooths communication and ensures expectations are fully understood
  • Set appropriate levels of visibility and increase accountability across an entire organization
  • Increase agility when adapting to other initiatives or changes within an organization
  • Introduce resource and capacity planning
  • Establish and maintain key competencies and skills, and set standards
  • Determine and communicate key performance indicators for measuring project performance
  • Create buy-in throughout the business

Cyber Security

Risk Management, Compliance, Policy, Incident Response Capability.


  • Improve our ability to: 1) identify threats to our data and privacy, 2) protect institutional data and privacy, 3) detect attacks and intrusions, 4) respond to identified risks and detected attacks, 5) recover from security incidents.
  • Build a portfolio of technologies that provides the capability to identify, classify and secure sensitive data.
  • Build a framework for managing risk.
  • Put Stony Brook in a position to accept and receive any research opportunities that it chooses to pursue.

Richard W. Reeder Scholarship

Richard W. Reeder was a trusted colleague, mentor and friend to many at Stony Brook University during his tenure that spanned more than 40 years. He was also a loving and caring husband, father and grandfather. Rich was a visionary who championed technology, saving Stony Brook University millions of dollars and taking it to the next level. Rich passed away much too soon and in celebration of his life and legacy, the Richard W. Reeder Endowed Scholarship was created by his family and friends.

About the Richard W. Reeder Endowed Scholarship


  • Full and part time students, in good standing, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Enrolled for the Spring Semester 2016

Application must include:

  • A 250-500 word essay outlining how you exemplify performance, promise, excellence, citizenship and integrity.
  • A faculty member’s contact information including their email address. Please note you should contact the faculty member, prior to submitting your application to confirm they are willing to support you. The faculty member will be required to provide a letter of support on your behalf.


  • Three $1000.00 scholarships will be awarded Spring 2016


  • The 2016 Application is not yet available.

Only completed applications will be considered.