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        November 18, 2016

        Katherine Ball

        IT services director, Michigan State University

        By Tom Henderson
        Ball, 52, who has been at MSU since 2005, was named IT services director in 2012. She oversees a budget of $11 million and 23 employees.Ball also heads up the IT departmentís communication and marketing team, managing digital and web communications for the Office of the CIO, as well as a broad-based IT training program for students, faculty and staff, which includes noncredit instructional seminars, computing courses ranging from introductory basics to web development, and workshops.Ball also has oversight of the MSU Computer Store, which offers technology consultation, sales and computer repair services to students and faculty.
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