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Information Technology Services (ITS)


The Information Technology Services (ITS) department is responsible for maintaining the University's enterprise information systems and infrastructure. ITS consists of two units, the Administrative Systems and Infrastructure Services units. ITS is also responsible for the campus's NEC voice telecommunications system. ITS reports to the Vice President for Administration and Finance and is headed by the Executive Director for Information Technology Services.

Administrative Systems
The Administrative Systems group provides both technical and functional support within the current online admissions, student, finance applications of the Banner software suite. These responsibilities entail, but are not limited to, ensuring that the latest software and hardware related updates are in place, myWestfield portal support, web for students and faculty support, SQL script development, report writing, as well as evaluating new functionality features of the latest software and hardware that would benefit the Banner user community.

Infrastructure Services
We implement, develop and maintain a highly scalable, accessible and secure infrastructure environment that supports cutting edge technology, academic demands and supports the mission of Westfield State University. Infrastructure Services is primarily responsible for authentication services, e-mail services, LAN, WAN and wireless connectivity as well as enterprise-level backup and restoration.

If you are looking for Academic Information Services which includes Ely Library, the Technology Support Desk, University Media Services, Video Production & Television Operations, and the Center for Instructional Technology, click here.

Technology questions, support requests, and troubleshooting requests should be directed to the Technology Support Desk. The Support Desk can be reached at ext. 4357. Student support requests should be directed to the Student Technology Support Desk located in Ely Library. The Student support desk can be reached at ext. 5528. PLATO questions should be directed to the Center for Instructional Technology at ext. 8130.

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Emergency Notification System

In case of an emergency, Westfield State University has an Emergency Notification System to rapidly communicate with students, faculty, and staff by sending:

  • voice messages to all on-campus phones,
  • emails to all Westfield State University email addresses,
  • text/voice messages to cell phones.

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Meet Our Staff

Alan Blair
Chief Information Officer