Office of the CIO
Cory Falldine, MBA
Welcome from the CIO
Welcome to the IT Department!
Greetings! Welcome to the online presence of ESU’s department of Information Technology. Whether you are a student, faculty, staff, or a member of our broader university community, these pages provide an online guide and access to many of Emporia State’s information technology resources.
The IT staff at ESU are here to serve you – to help you in your journey towards success as a student, a faculty member, or one of our many staff members that serves our university community. We realize that digital technologies are critical to the success of both students and our faculty, and we strive to provide a reliable, secure, and robust infrastructure to ensure that success. We continue to provide new technologies and new solutions – such as SkyLab and SkyPrint that allow you to work from (virtually) anywhere! Our move to the Canvas Learning Management System will provide new opportunities for student learning, especially with the enhanced support for mobile devices. The new and improved ESU Mobile App provides access to a directory, maps, news, grades, and account balances.
If you have needs or suggestions related to information technology, please do not hesitate to contact our office or me personally. Whether you are a student needing assistance with your mobile device, a faculty member seeking ideas and support to utilize technology in the classroom, or a staff member needing assistance with technology to support our students and faculty, the Information Technology team here at ESU is dedicated to working with you as a partner in your success and is excited to assist you.
About the CIO
As CIO, Cory is responsible for ensuring that the university has access to the information technology resources necessary to carry out its mission, achieve its vision, and in support of its strategic plan. He leads a staff of more than 40 dedicated individuals who work to ensure that students, faculty, and staff have access to technology resources that empower them to achieve their personal and professional goals while at Emporia State University.
Cory participates actively in state, regional and national organizations and initiatives in the areas of information technology and higher education. He is currently a member of the Kansas Board of Regents Information Technology Council (RITC), He is also currently serving as a member of the Board of Directors of the Kansas Research and Education Network (KanREN). Cory is an active member of EDUCAUSE and has presented and conducted workshops at both the regional and national level.
Christopher (Cory) Falldine has been with Emporia State University for over ten years, He holds both a Bachelor of Science in Business and a Master of Business Administration. He holds multiple business IT related certifications in the areas of IT Project Management, ITIL Service Management, and Software Asset Management.
IT Projects & Initiatives
The Information Technology departments strives to find greater integration and coordination for technology at Emporia State, including long-term cost savings and increased alignment with university goals and objectives. Below are a list of key, on-going projects, to attain those goals.
|New Projects & Initiatives|
|CRM Recruit Upgrades|
|T2 Parking Upgrades|
|SSD Hard Drive Installation in Labs (faster computer boot speeds!)|
|Corporate Partner Database Interface|
|SkyPrint Station Expansion to Visser Hall|
|IT Renovation -Phase 2&3 finishes in November!|
|VoIP Rollout (Voice over IP telephony) to Campus|
|StarRez Residential Life program implementation|
|Banner 9 Implementatione|
|Technology Disaster Recovery Planning|
|Deployment Management System Installation|
|Technology Infrastructure Planning & Implementation|
|New Residential Hall|
|Aquatic Research & Outreach Center|
|School of Business Renovation – 1st & 2nd Floors|
|Classroom Technology Upgrades for 17 classrooms in Visser, Beach, and Science Hall|