Kurt Salmon Associates (KSA), an international management consulting firm, will perform a high-level review of all University of New Mexico main campus Information Technologies. The engagement, which began in September, is anticipated to conclude this calendar year. KSA recently completed a similar engagement at the UNM Health Sciences Center.

UNM Chief Information Officer Gil Gonzales will facilitate the UNM engagement by convening a small group of executive stakeholders under Executive Vice President David Harris, Provost Chaouki Abdallah and the President’s office. The documented IT practices of central and distributed service providers, interviews of IT leadership and a campus-wide survey will inform the framework developed by KSA.

"UNM will benefit from an impartial, external review of the various providers of IT services to the university community, and KSA, who recently conducted a similar planning exercise with the HSC, is the best entity to do it," Gonzales said.

The KSA framework will be foundational to institution-wide IT strategic planning. Recommendations will focus on:

  • Operational efficiencies
  • “Common Good” IT services
  • UNM IT Governance

UNM Departments providing IT services either within their division or to segments of the UNM community will be contacted through their IT Agents to supply divisional IT documentation and survey responses.