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About OIT

Our Three Major Functions of OIT

The OIT performs three major functions which are delineated and explained below:
Governance refers to the implementation of operational parameters for working units and individuals' use of IT systems, architecture, and networks. What this means is that OIT enacts the rules about how the University’s information technology can be used and what it can/should be used for. This is part of the conventional IT security as well as the data assurance for which the OIT is also responsible.
Infrastructure refers to the hardware components, the network, the circuitry, and all other equipment necessary to make an IT system function according to the established needs and system "size" of the University.
Functionality is perhaps the most visible task performed by the OIT, and therefore what it is most commonly associated within many of its “constituents’” minds. Functionality refers to creating and maintaining operational applications; developing, securing, and storing electronic data that belongs to the University; and assisting in the use of software and data management to all functional areas of the UL.

Our Vision

Our vision is to build and maintain an innovative, reliable, dynamic, secure, and efficient IT environment that enables, maintains, promotes, and supports teaching, learning, research, business, and administrative operations at the University of Liberia, leveraging innovative and emerging technologies.

Our Mission

The Mission of the Office of Information Technology (OIT) is to align Information Technology with the University’s Strategic Plan, in particular, its academic mission, administrative and business operations.

Our Values

Customer-focused and Service-driven- Our customers remain our top priority, therefore, we are committed to ensuring that their ICT needs are met in a timely and efficient manner. We are also committed to providing quality services to our customers to enable and support a better learning environment.
Integrity: We are guided by the virtues of honesty, transparency, and fairness in our actions.
Innovation: We are committed to exploring innovative and emerging technologies and implementing creative solutions to provide greater value to the university community.
Reliability: We are committed to providing reliable information resources and secure information technology infrastructure to the university community through excellent support in a timely and friendly manner.
Adaptability: We adapt to the changing needs of the University to ensure continuous improvement.
Collaboration: We encourage and harness collaboration among people, units, and institutions for serving the common good.

Our Vice President
Dr. Darren Wilkins
Dr. Darren Wilkins joined the University of Liberia as Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO) in January 2019.
In November of 2010, Dr. Wilkins wrote his first book which is also the first book on ICT in Liberia titled: “A Digital Liberia”
Dr. Wilkins has more than 10 years of experience in information technology, including serving as Executive Director of Innovation at the Liberia Telecommunications Corporation, and later as the acting deputy managing director for technical services and chief technology officer.

Dr. Wilkins is also the former President of the Internet Society Chapter of Liberia and former Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Liberia Internet Exchange. Dr. Wilkins currently serves as Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer of the University of Liberia and carries the academic rank of Associate Professor. He also serves as Acting CEO of the Liberia Education and Research Network (LRREN).
Dr. Darren Wilkins began and completed his primary and secondary education at the B. Harris Episcopal High School and later matriculated to the University of Liberia where he studied Civil Engineering for two years. He later left for the United States of America where he earned athe following degrees:
• Doctor of Computer Science, Colorado Technical University
• Master of Science, Computer Information Technology (Suma Cum Laude), Hodges University, Florida
• Master of Business Administration (MBA), Hodges University, Florida
• Master of Science, Information Systems Management, Hodges University, FL,
• Bachelors of Science, Information System, Hodges University, Florida,
• Associate in Arts, Edison State College, Florida
• Associate in Science, Computer Programming, Edison State College, FL.
• Associate in Science, Networking Services Technology, Edison State College, FL.

See the Office of Information Technology's formation.

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