About the Office of Information Technology

The Office of Information Technology is responsible for providing leadership in the planning and implementation of information technologies across the University of Missouri System. The Division of IT also provides a set of information technology services to higher education, K–12 institutions, libraries and state government through MOREnet operations. The vice president of information technology also serves as the MU chief information officer.

  • Voice, video and data networks
  • Offices, laboratories, classrooms, residence halls, etc.
  • Desktop technology – hardware, software and training
  • Students, faculty and staff
  • Application, database, and network servers and storage
  • Production operations, and business continuity and disaster recovery processes
  • Large software applications
  • Email, library, electronic journals and databases, and enterprisewide administrative systems (student, finance and accounting, human resources, alumni development)
  • Technology-dependent research and instructional applications
  • Coordination of shared services initiatives

Information Technology Departments

The Office of Information Technology includes:

  • MOREnet
  • Enterprise Applications Services
  • Distributed IT
  • Information Security and Access Management
  • Research Computing Support Services
  • Systems and Operations / Telecommunications
  • Finance, Administration and Human Resources

Information Technology Organizations

Staff Directory

Steven W. Graham, Ph.D.

Gary K. Allen, DVM, PhD

Vice President for Information Technology and MU Chief Information Officer

309C University Hall and 615 Locust Street, W108
Columbia, MO 65211
Telephone: (573) 882-9200
Email: AllenGK@umsystem.edu


Natasha AngellBen CanlasBrandon Hough

Natasha Angell

Executive Director, MOREnet

221 N. Stadium Blvd., Suite 201
Columbia, MO 65203
Telephone: (573) 884-2666
Email: angelln@more.net

Ben Canlas

Director, Enterprise Applications Services (EAS)

615 Locust Street, W107
Columbia, MO 65211
Telephone: (573) 882-9200
Email: canlasb@umsystem.edu


Brandon Hough

Chief Information Security Officer and Director, Distributed IT

615 Locust Street, W108B
Columbia, MO 65211
Telephone: (573) 884-8983
Email: HoughB@missouri.edu


Timothy MiddlekoopBryan RoessletNikki Witting

Timothy Middelkoop

Director, Research Computing Support Services

615 Locust Street
Columbia, MO 65211
Telephone: (573) 882-2320
Email: middelkoopt@missouri.edu


Bryan Roesslet

Associate Vice President & Chief Technology Officer

920 S. College
Columbia, MO 65211
Telephone: (573) 884-9101
Email: roessletb@umsystem.edu


Nikki Witting

Director, Finance, Administration, & Human Resources

615 Locust Street, W108C
Columbia, MO 65211
Telephone: (573) 884-8983
Email: WittingN@missouri.edu




Chief Information Officers

Contact Business Unit Phone
Gary Allen UM, MU 573-882-9200
Andy Goodenow UMKC 816-235-1107
Jane Williams UMSL 314-516-7170
Dan Uetrecht Missouri S&T 573-341-6418
Bryan Bliven MUHC 573-817-3034

Vice President for Information Technology

Gary K. Allen, D.V.M., Ph.D.

Dr. Gary Allen oversees the information technology infrastructure for the University of Missouri System offices, the four campuses, UM Health System and statewide Extension programs, as well as a student enrollment of more than 75,000. He also has overall responsibility for the statewide Missouri Research and Education Network (MOREnet). Additionally, he serves as chief information officer for the MU campus, where he oversees campuswide computing and telecommunication operations. Beginning in 2010, he assumed the role of coordination of operational excellence initiatives across UM.

Allen is an associate professor of veterinary pathobiology at the MU College of Veterinary Medicine. He is a diplomate (specialty of virology) of the American College of Veterinary Microbiologists (ACVM), and has served as a member of the ACVM Board of Governors. He holds an adjunct faculty appointment in the Department of Health Management and Informatics in MU’s School of Medicine, and serves on the steering committee for the MU Informatics Institute. 

Allen received his B.S. in agriculture (biochemistry emphasis) and a D.V.M. degree from Mississippi State University, and a Ph.D. in microbiology from MU. He completed postdoctoral training at Texas A&M University in immunology and biochemistry, and at the MU School of Medicine in medical informatics.


Reviewed 2019-03-15.