Council on Information Technology

The Council on Information Technology (CoIT) considers technology and related issues affecting Oklahoma higher education, proposes technology and related policy and procedures and serves as the principal statewide advisory council rendering advice and counsel to the chancellor, other advisory groups and the entire state system in the review of current and recommended technology and related policy and procedures. The council also serves as a forum for IT officers to discuss matters of common interest, conducts studies and issues reports designed to strengthen the mission of Oklahoma higher education institutions.

Membership is comprised of principal IT officers from each institutional campus and higher education center (as appropriate) in the state system. In addition, a representative from the independent sector is invited to serve on the council.

CoIT Leadership:

  • Chairperson: Richard Reif, Northeastern State University
  • Chairperson Elect: David Horton, University of Oklahoma
  • Past Chairperson:  Tim Whisenhunt, Oklahoma City Community College 
  • Comprehensive Institution: Tina Meier, Oklahoma State University
  • Four-Year Tier: Sonya Watkins, University of Central Oklahoma
  • Two-Year Tier: Jerry Ellis, Carl Albert State College

OneNet’s Liaisons to CoIT:

  • John Hennessey, Higher Education Chief Information Officer
  • Brian Burkhart, OneNet Chief Technology Officer
  • April Goode, Director of OneNet Strategic Planning and Communications

For more information on CoIT, visit the council’s website at