About HUIT

About HUIT

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Our Mission

HUIT's mission is to make it easier for faculty, students, and staff to teach, research, learn, and work through the effective use of information technology.

Our Values

USER-FOCUSED

 

We seek out, listen, and respond to our users’ needs.

COLLABORATIVE


We work together with our colleagues in a way that leverages and values each other’s expertise and insights.

INNOVATIVE


We encourage and experiment with new ideas, both basic and leading-edge.

OPEN


We act with integrity and practice honest, respectful, two-way communication.

Our Leadership

Klara Jelinkova is Vice President and University Chief Information Officer at Harvard. She is responsible for information technology strategy, policies, and services that support the University's teaching, learning, and research mission, and business operations. Klara also leads Harvard University Information Technology (HUIT), Harvard’s central IT provider that serves more than 50,000 educators, students, and staff.

Before joining Harvard, Klara held a variety of IT leadership positions in higher education. From 2016 to 2021, she was the Vice President for International Operations and IT and Chief Information Officer at Rice University, where she led in the creation and development of a new IT organization. She was responsible for strategic technology issues ranging from governance, policy, and resource allocation to protocol, organization, and operational issues connected to Rice's global footprint and interest. Under her leadership, Rice University received two CIO 100 Innovation Awards (2018, 2019).

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Senior Leadership Team

Stephanie Gumble

Stephanie Gumble

Managing Director, Administration and Finance

Stuart Snydman

Stuart Snydman

Managing Director, Library Technology Services

Nathan Hall

Nathan Hall
Interim Chief Information Security and Data Privacy Officer

Alan Wolf

Alan Wolf

Managing Director, Academic Technology

Jason Shaffner

Jason Shaffner

Managing Director, Administrative Technology Services

Scott Yockel

Scott Yockel

University Research Computing Officer

Catie Smith

Catie Smith

Managing Director, Strategy and End User Services

Jason Snyder

Jason Snyder

Chief Technology Officer

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Our Partners

CIO COUNCIL


The CIO Council is charged with leading and advancing University-wide IT strategies, policies, and standards.

GOVERNANCE
 

University-wide governance committees gather input from key stakeholders to provide strategic oversight and direction.

IT AT SCHOOLS
 

While HUIT serves a range of University-wide IT functions, many Harvard Schools have their own IT support services.

IT COMMUNITY

 

The larger IT community at Harvard includes Communities of Practice, the IT Academy, and the IT Summit.