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Welcome New UIS Employees March 2023 – June 5, 2023

Join us in celebrating new hires, transfers and changes to the UIS team!

New to UIS

Francis Mawelle 4/25/23

Senior Enterprise Application Developer

Francis brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in application development after working in higher education for over ten years. His previous position was at Long Star College System in Texas an application developer. He will work with the PeopleSoft applications team to deliver robust solutions and improve operational efficiency, specifically on the PeopleSoft finance product.

In his free time, Francis enjoys spending time with his family and friends, cooking, listening to podcasts and working out.

Keith Lehigh

5/23/23 Information Security Officer

Keith comes to CU from Indiana University. At IU, he was a Linux sysadmin, a security engineer and, ultimately, the security engineering leader. The Office of Information Security is thrilled to welcome him as the primary point of contact for most information security work for UIS operations, projects, assessments and more.

When not working, Keith can be found making sawdust in his wood shop or cooking/grilling!

Kevin Perron 06/05/23 Senior Project

Kevin started his technology career with a web development company in 1996 Montpelier, VT. He has been an infrastructure administrator, database administrator, OnBase developer, business analyst, project manager, and solutions architect.  Most recently, he was managing a team at US Ecology / Republic Services. Kevin will be leading the Enterprise Content Services team in helping CU centralize information and provide access while enabling the four campuses and CU System to manage their content through its lifecycle from creation to destruction. 

Outside of work, Kevin spends as much time as he can with his family, coaching youth sports and being an active Scout Leader at the local and state levels for over seventeen years.  In his free time, you might find him in the woods hunting, on the slopes skiing, working on projects around his house and land, or with a fly rod in his hand kayaking on the local rivers and ponds. 

Changes within UIS

Cindy Kraft 5/17/23

PMO Manager

Cindy is the new manager of UIS PMs within the Project Management Office. She came to UIS from CU Boulder where she was an associate director in the Education Abroad Department. She has been with UIS since 2018, managing UIS and IT Gov projects. Her new position weds her fantastic project management skills with her previous supervisory and management experience.

Outside of her professional world, Cindy likes to garden, spoil her pets, volunteer with dog fostering and animal rescue, exercise her supreme dishwasher-loading skills, ride her purple cruiser bike (with a basket), and read novels that span continents and decades.

Brad Judy 6/5/23 Deputy Chief Information Security Officer

Brad is taking on a new role as the Deputy Chief Information Security Officer for the University of Colorado System. In this role, he will focus on multicampus efforts to report on and reduce IT security risks, facilitating systemwide collaboration and empowering CU leadership to make informed decisions.

Brad has served as the Information Security Officer for the System Administration division of CU for the last 11 years, including management of some multicampus IT security efforts. Previously Brad worked in IT security at Emory University for three years and in various IT positions on the CU Boulder campus for 13 years.  We are thrilled to have Brad take on this role and help CU continue to move forward with our cybersecurity efforts.

New Contract Employee to UIS

Melody Knight 4/10/23

PMO Project Coordinator 

Melody brings a wealth of experience and skills from various industries as a project coordinator, executive assistant, staffing manager, and more. Melody is providing critical support to the Data Governance and Management project, as well as the Time and Labor Project (both IT-Gov level efforts).  She may also provide general support to the PMO over time.

In her free time, Melody enjoys spending time with her blended family and furbaby, Rockie. When not spending time with her family, she loves to travel to warm beaches, camp in tents deep in the forest, practice her knowledge of wild plants/herbs, discover used book stores, try to grow fruits/vegetables, and watch 90’s movies. Currently, most of her time outside work  is devoted to finishing her basement with drywall with a goal of completing the remodel by December. 

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