The IT Lead Mission:
Committed to providing the students of Vincennes University with an organization that allows collaboration and social gatherings in which Information Technology topics are a focus. The goals of the group include, but are not limited to:
- Provide students access to computers and software to explore different types of technology.
- Developing relationships with local companies to gain insight of how Information Technology plays a role in various industries and supply chains.
- Networking among group members to foster mentoring of Associate degree program students with students from the Baccalaureate degree program.
- Provide Community Service opportunities by developing Software or providing other technical services to members of the local community.
Using Technology to positively impact and engage with our community is a main initiative of The IT LEAD. Each year, The IT LEAD hosts VU HACK events that demonstrate this initiative. VU HACK events are competitions that allow Information Technology students to work in teams against the clock to develop a solution for a client. The clients are most often local businesses or organizations needing help with a technology project such as a website, promotional campaigns using social media, or database applications.
Email faculty advisor Professor Jaci Lederman at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on how The IT LEAD can connect with you and your organization.
Jonathan Stephens is a senior in the Information Technology Baccalaureate degree program. His duties as the president of the IT Lead include: marketing the events, making decisions on the nature and content of projects and competitions that are held. In addition he is in charge of the social media relations of the IT Lead and the IT department. He has worked several Internships with the University as a Front-End Web Developer, Marketing and Analyst Assistant, as well as a general IT and troubleshooting assistant.
Matthew Wilson is a Junior in VU Information Technology degree. His duties include, documenting meetings, and preparing as well as presenting presentations. He currently works with the Information Technology program as an Intern in a work study program.
Janae Graber is a junoir in the VU Information Technology degree. Her duties include, filling out budget requests, and making sure we have the budget to run the Hack and other events we have throughout the year. Janae currently works within the campus as a data entry intern at the VU admissions office.
Bryce Mattox is a junior in the VU Information Technology degree. His duties for the club include, documenting the meetings, and the Hack itself so we have a record for what we have done. He is also the President of the Campus Gaming Club and SGA.
A special project the IT Lead participates in is the IS Competition hosted by Ball State University. Students compete in an Information Systems project and case study competition. In 2017 our project team completed a project for Helping His Hands that was awarded second place. In 2017 our case competition team was awarded second place.
For more information about the case study competition visit Ball States Website here!