Immediate Past Chair
Established in 1993 under the executive sponsorship of the UC Information Technology Leadership Council (ITLC), the UC Technology Acquisition Support Group (TAS) serves the UC community by identifying and implementing systemwide agreements for the IT products and services commonly used in support of UC's teaching, research and public service missions.
Comprised of representatives designated by each UC institution's ITLC representative, TAS Group efforts and initiatives are inclusive and collaborative, and are coordinated with its constituents and peer groups throughout the UC system.
TAS is charged with representing consumers of IT products and services in the acquisition and supplier management process, including defining business requirements, negotiations, managing vendor relationships, and sharing expertise and best practices among UC institutions.
While the most visible results of TAS efforts are substantially reduced prices, TAS places additional emphasis on other factors, such as total cost of ownership, institutional needs, risk mitigation, cost of change, ease of administration, and interoperability with existing infrastructure.
The TAS Group holds it's regular meetings by conference call and online collaboration on the third Thursday of each month and reserves additional ad hoc times on the remaining Thursdays.