Information Technology Services Leadership
Kevin Taylor, Chief Information Officer and Associate Vice President for Information Technology Services
Kevin Taylor is MSU Denver's Chief Information Officer and Associate Vice President for Information Technology Services. Previously serving as both Interim CIO/AVP of ITS and Director of Application Services, Kevin originally joined ITS Application Services in October 2014, as Associate Director, because he was drawn to the University's urban location and its focus on student-centered education. Prior to coming to MSU Denver, Kevin served as the Director of Information Technology and CIO at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.
Paul Allison, Director of Application Services
Paul Allison is the Director of Application Services, overseeing the enterprise applications for MSU Denver. His responsibilities include Banner, application development, data warehouse and reporting. As Director of Application Services for ITS, Paul manages our application suite of tools, coordinating with partners from departments across campus to define and deliver the applications needed by the MSU Denver community. Paul is near completion of his MBA from Duquesne University where he served as Director of Management Information Systems for thirteen years. Paul earned his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from California University of Pennsylvania. He spent several years working in the software industry prior to working in higher education.
Mike Hart, Director of Security, Infrastructure, and Network Services
Mike Hart is the Director of Security, Infrastructure, and Network Services. He joined MSU Denver in 2011, with previous information technology experience in the U.S. Air Force, and the telecommunications, banking, and tolling industries.
Patsy Hernandez, Director of ITS Business Services
Patsy is the Director of ITS Business Services which provides budget, financial, personnel, facilities, inventory and general administrative support for our department. She earned a BA in Economics from University of Northern Colorado and an MBA in Finance from Colorado State University. Patsy previously worked with administrative, financial, budgetary and operational management in higher education, local government and banking industries.
Nick Pistentis, Director of Client Services
Nick Pistentis is the Director of Client Services, overseeing the Helpdesk, Labs, Desktop Support, and Technology Training & Education. As Director of Client Services for ITS, Nick serves as the chief user advocate for the MSU Denver community, overseeing critical services including the Helpdesk, training, outreach, desktop support services and repair, among others. Nick earned his master’s in information technology management from George Washington University, where he subsequently worked for seven years in information technology. He spent four years working for a health care and higher education consulting and technology firm in Washington, D.C. before moving to Denver in 2010.