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On Beyond Z: Building a Directory Service


In implementing an enterprise directory for our campus, we created a new model for implementing any campus-wide IT initiative.

Paula J. Vaughan

Paula Vaughan has worked in IT at the University of Colorado at Boulder since receiving her MBA from CU in 1980. Rising from the ranks from Systems Analyst to Project Manager, some of Paula's more entertaining projects include the introduction of computing to Boulder Campus' Facilities Management Department with the design and implementation of a work order cost accounting system, in-house development of CU's Acquisition Card system, the implementation of the university's first automated purchasing system, building a billing system for the Student Health Center, and another multi-campus project effort with the implementation of the university's Sponsored Projects Information System. CU-Boulder's recent Directory Services project took Paula into the realm of middleware architecture. Today, Paula is keeping busy as project manager for the campus portal efforts: student portal (in production), faculty/staff portal (in development), and admitted student portal (in the proposal stage).


Deborah Keyek-Franssen

Deborah Keyek-Franssen is the director of academic technology at the University of Colorado Boulder, where she oversees the strategic planning for the use, implementation, and evaluation of educational technologies, and the evaluation of emerging technologies for potential use in teaching and learning on campus. She leads teams responsible for faculty consulting for academic technology; student, faculty, and staff training; classrooms, labs, and campus printing; and the Colorado Learning and Teaching with Technology (COLTT) conference. Deborah is also Co-Director of the Colorado Coalition for Gender and IT, which undertakes research and develops programs to increase the number of girls, women, and underrepresented minorities in IT education and work. Deborah completed her Ph.D. in German Literature at the University of Michigan, where she also earned a master's degree in Higher Education Administration from the Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education, and a graduate certificate in Women's Studies.


Marin Stanek

Marin Stanek is the director for strategic communications, outreach and documentation at CU-Boulder. She was the assistant director for IT planning and policy in the CIO office from 2007-2009 and the project director for the 2002, 2006, and 2010 campus-wide IT strategic planning process. She works closely with ITS, the campus primary technology provider, on broad security and policy issues such as risk assessments, data asset inventories and the encrypted authentication project. She specializes in policy development, creating policies such as the computing and network resources policy, the security of IT resources through authentication, registration, and routing procedures for email servers, and controlling excessive use of network resources. Marin received her masters and Ph.D. degree in Higher Educational Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Prior to CU-Boulder, she worked at the University of Wisconsin Learning Innovations as a Senior Business Development Manager.


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