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Technology Architecture Committee

TAC works to align FSU technologies with the university's technical environment and strategies.

Technology architecture encompasses the selections, arrangements, interactions and interdependencies of university networks, hardware and software. The Technology Architecture Committee (TAC) considers, reviews and recommends technology plans, projects, policies and procedures. This involves facilitating collaboration among university IT leaders and other university faculty and staff, focusing on the prioritization, funding, design and use of IT infrastructure, technologies and services. TAC conducts formal reviews of the final designs for technology initiatives, evaluates the design against the architectural principles and standards and provides guidance for accepted designs or alternatives for rejected designs.

What is the purpose?

TAC ensures technologies at FSU are aligned with the university's technical environment, IT operations and strategic planning.

Who is involved?

TAC is comprised of IT and other leaders from across campus who are responsible for managing and architecting IT systems and services.

TAC Principles

Technical architecture consists of the selections, arrangements, interactions and interdependencies of the communication networks, hardware and software used by the university. The principles below are intended to promote analysis and informed decision making—particularly during periods of change such as the adoption and replacement of technology—so the results provide the greatest value to the university and its mission. These principles and resulting best practices, guidelines and standards should apply equally across all areas to meet university goals through the effective use of technology.

Technical architecture solutions should be . . .

















TAC Assessments

Overview of TAC assessment process and links to latest completed assessments


TAC Documents

Copies of TAC meeting agendas and minutes from previous twelve months


TAC Charter

Official charter outlining purpose and responsibilities of the committee


TAC Members

April Lovett

Committee Chair

Director, Academic Health Data Programs
Strozier Library

Andy Bucior

Committee Vice-Chair

Technology Specialist
Information Technology Services

Alex Chisler

IT Manager
Public Safety

Alexander Birkovsky

HPC Operations Manager
Information Technology Services

Michael Richards

Data Engineer
Office of Distance Learning

Dave Borschel

Associate Director, Technology Services
Information Technology Services

General Gaskin

IT Manager
Center for Advanced Power Systems (CAPS)

Jason Lammert

IT Manager
University Housing

Jeff Latimer

Associate Director, Technology Services
College of Medicine

Jim Berhalter

Systems Administrator
National High Magnetic Field Laboratory

Jody O'Steen

Salesforce Architect
Information Technology Services

Johnny White

Assistant Director, Technology Services
Information Technology Services

Jorge Vidal

Director, Data & Analytics
Information Technology Services

Josh Andrew Crawford

Systems Administrator

Justin Nelson

Network Architect
Information Technology Services

Jose Rodriguez

Solutions Architect
Information Technology Services

Louis Brooks

Assistant Director, Technology Services
Strozier Library

Mark Myers

IT Manager
Panama City Campus

Matt Mortimer

IT Manager
College of Arts and Sciences

Michael McDonald

Senior Research Associate
COAPS / Scientific Computing

Mike Repchak

Director, Research IT Operations
Office of Research

Rosie Lopez

IT Coordinator
Information Tech Admin ITAPP (ITS ITAPP)

Ryan Lane

ERP Analyst IV
Information Technology Services

Shawn Banner

Assistant Director, Technology Services
College of Communication

Shawn Lewers

IT Manager
College of Social Sciences

Thomas Doughty

Program Director, Enterprise Security Architecture
Information Technology Services

Tom Morgan

Senior PPM Specialist
Information Technology Services
(non-voting member)


If you have questions about the Technology Architecture Committee, please contact Tom Morgan at