Information Technology Administration Partnership Program (ITAPP)

ITAPP is a technology collaboration program that assists individual units at Florida State University with the management of IT resources.

When you partner with ITAPP, you no longer have to single-handedly plan and maintain your complex IT infrastructure. Each ITAPP partnership is unique to the unit it supports, and Information Technology Services (ITS) professionals work with you to develop IT solutions and an overall IT strategic direction to help you achieve your goals. We take the time to understand your unique needs by focusing on what your unit can do internally and where ITS can provide consistent support.

  • Departments
  • Assist organizations in developing an overall strategic direction for IT services.
  • Provide a line of communication between ITS, and the participating organization.
  • Budget current technology costs and plan for future projects.
  • Research and recommend custom IT solutions that support an organization's mission, goals and initiatives
  • Provide advancement opportunities and training for IT support staff who join ITS.
  • ITAPP partners and their needs receive priority support and consideration

Partnerships are established by using an ITAPP agreement which outlines the terms, conditions and requirements for joining the program.

For a sample of our partnership agreement, please go here.

There is no charge for this service

Each ITAPP partnership is unique to the unit it supports. As such, the formation of each partnership is specific to the needs and size of the organization, as well as the condition of their IT environment. Generally, each partnership consists of five steps.

If you are interested in finding out how ITAPP can support your organization's IT needs and would like more information, please contact us at to set up a time to meet.

Step 1: Discovery Meeting

  • Introductory meeting to discuss needs of the organization and benefits of ITAPP partnership

Step 2: Site Assessment

  • Site assessment to review current IT environment and organizational needs and strategic goals
  • Online survey of IT users within the organization

Step 3: Proposal Presentation

  • Presentation of site assessment results
  • Discuss recommendations and opportunities available through ITAPP partnership

Step 4: Agreement

Step 5: Implementation

  • Inventory of IT assets
  • Environment stabilization
  • Presentation of comprehensive plan
  • Annual follow-up survey and review

ITAPP participation is voluntary. Each individual organization continues to maintain ownership of their IT resources. Organizations interested in participating will be evaluated and will usually be asked to transfer personnel to Information Technology Services to help support the ITAPP services model. All positions accepted into the program have a direct reporting line of supervision to ITS. The IT manager for a partner organization also has a dotted reporting line to the Dean/Director, or their designee. The consolidation of staff serves to leverage human resources within ITS and other ITAPP partners to help ensure IT resources are effectively and efficiently managed. Also, consolidating staff provides personnel with opportunities for professional development and career advancement. Small organizations that do not require a full-time IT person may participate in the ITAPP. Terms of the partnership associated with staffing will be evaluated based on the organization's needs.

Current ITAPP Partners

General Gaskin
Center for Advanced Power Systems

Elana Harper
College of Business

Joshua Kukus
College of Human Sciences

Matt Mortimer
College of Law

Geoff Stegmeyer
College of Motion Picture Arts

Dylan Smith
College of Social Work

Gary Eggebraaten
FAMU-FSU College of Engineering

Casey Fort
Florida State University Human Resources

Mark Myers
Florida State University Panama City, FL Campus

Alex Chisler
Florida State University Police Department

Chuck Stratton
International Programs

Rosie Lopez
Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship

Rosie Lopez
Jim Moran College of Entrepreneurship

ITAPP Management Team:

Dave Borschel
Associate Director

Andy Zimmerman
Assistant Director

Shane Marshall
ITAPP Partnership Advisor