Ric Simmons


Ric Simmons is the Deputy CIO and Executive Director of the University Networking and Infrastructure (UNI) team and High Performance Computing (HPC) in the Office of Information Technology Services at Louisiana State University. UNI is responsible for the campus voice and data networks, the Data and Network Operations Center, e-mail, DNS/DHCP, inside/outside copper/fiber cable plant, server infrastructure and hardware support (both Windows, Linux, VM), and WiFi. He earned a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) from LSU as well as a master's degree in Engineering Science (MSES), and is a PhD student (ABD, Engineering Science). He is also a registered professional engineer (P.E.) in the state of Louisiana.

EDUCAUSE Publications

  • SIP Services: Communication in the Cloud
    • Presentations and Seminars

    In this ACTI Conversation webinar, speakers will discuss the Internet2 NET+ SIP cloud-based services, including the RFP process that was used to procure the services, what services are being offered, and the status of deployment.

EDUCAUSE Presentations


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EDUCAUSE Involvement

  • EDUComments Task Force
    • HISTORIC, 2012 - 2015