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ITS is led by MSU Denver's Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Associate Vice President, Kevin Taylor, and three Directors: Mike Hart, Nick Pistentis, and Truong Nguyen.


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.

Mike Hart, Chief Information Security Officer and Director of Security, Infrastructure, and Network Services‌Mike Hart

Mike Hart is the Chief Information Security Officer, and Director of Security, Infrastructure, and Network Services. He joined MSU Denver in 2011, with previous information technology leadership experience in the U.S. Air Force, and the telecommunications, banking, and tolling industries.  He earned his B.S. in Computer Information Systems from Regis University.

Nick Pistentis, Executive Director of Application Services

Nick Pistentis currently serves as the Executive Director of Application Services, focusing on enterprise software solutions that support the campus community.

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. He joined MSU Denver in 2015 as Director of Client Services, and served as Interim Director of Application Services in 2018.

Truong Nguyen, Associate Director of Client ServicesTruong Nguyen

Truong Nguyen is the Associate Director of Client Services overseeing the Service Desk, Learning Spaces Support (labs and classroom), Client Configuration and Desktop Systems Engineering teams.

Truong is a MSU Denver alumni with a bachelor of science degree in Computer Information Systems in 2010. He has been with Information Technology Services since 2008, starting as a student employee and on as full-time after graduation. He have held several previous roles within the ITS Client Services department from Call Center Supervisor, Desktop Support Technician, Helpdesk Manager, Desktop Systems Engineering Manager, to his now current role as Associate Director of Client Services.


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