The University of Missouri’s distributed Division of Information Technology is creating a new organizational unit and has tapped longtime College of Veterinary Medicine IT chief Matthew Keeler to help lead the effort. The new unit will combine research IT teams at MU and Missouri S&T. Keeler will serve as the associate director at MU while also leading application development services.
As he transitions into his new position, Keeler said he will work with the CVM IT staff for a half a day per week throughout March.
“With the application development hat on, I’ll continue to work with the CVM as we already have a partnership to provide programming needs for the college, a model I hope to build on,” he added.
Tonya Mueller, who has been the IT team lead for MU’s College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources since 2018, will add the IT leadership role at the CVM to her responsibilities while continuing her work with CAFNR’s IT team.
Mueller’s IT career began while she was an agronomy graduate student in CAFNR’s Division of Plant Sciences. Early on she assisted with server, web, desktop and software support for faculty and staff in Waters Hall. In 2000 she was hired into a full-time position supporting the entire Division of Plant Sciences. Her position expanded into a supervisory role as Plant Sciences launched a graphics lab with another IT support staff position. In 2018 as part of the campus IT transition project, Mueller was promoted to manager of IT and was named the team lead for CAFNR.
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