There will be a new Chief Information Officer (CIO) and director
of the Information and Technology Department starting in January 2013.
The Information Technology (IT) department offers help for
students with computer issues, be it hardware, software, networking, or repair
issues. The IT department is staffed by just under 50 people who work to offer
IT support, telephone support, web and media services and a number of other
Dave Dumke will be stepping down as director of the Information
and Technology Department. Marsha Henfer will be taking his place as of next
“I look forward to learning about what works well today, in
addition to technology challenges or gaps, and then finding and implementing
solutions that are right for the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. The
employees in the Department of Information Technology are a great group of
professionals, and we will work together in these efforts,” Henfer said.
Greg Summers, Interim Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic
Affairs, said that the search for a replacement began last summer, right after
Dumpke turned in his resignation. Summers said that a search committee brought
several candidates to campus in the fall, and the final decision was made
sometime in November. Dumpke declined giving any comments on his resignation.
“Earlier this year, it was shared that UWSP would be recruiting
for a new CIO. Being familiar with the campus and having a home in the area, I
had an interest,” Henfer said. “When the position announcement became public, I
reviewed the expectations and decided to submit my application materials to the search and screen committee."
Henfer has most recently worked as the CIO for the University of
Wisconsin - Extension. She has 22 years of experience in her field, including
time at Mid-State Technical College and the Legislative Technology Services
past few months, I’ve had the opportunity to meet a number of people, staff,
faculty and students and have found folks to be passionate about what they do
and the school,” Henfer said. “Technology can be a great tool to support
teaching and learning as well as daily operations. Since technology options are
endless, the trick can be choosing and incorporating the right type of