Steve Terry


Steve Terry is currently the Director of Information Technology at Capital University and leads the IT department at Capital.  Steve's prior positions include the following:

Former Director of Enterprise Applications at Denison University where he focused his efforts on implementing strategic project management solutions, coupled with the deployment of tactical IT governance best-practices. Prior to Denison, Steve served as the Director of Technology Utilization/University IT Projects at the University of Memphis where he focused on cloud strategies, strategic planning and helping the University integrate with new or emerging technologies. While at Memphis, Steve also served in a variety of other leadership roles, (Director of MIS and as Director of Client Services) where he led a number of major IT initiatives. Prior to coming to the University of Memphis in 2001, Steve worked for over ten years with the City of New York in a variety of IT leadership roles at several mayoral agencies. Also in an IT capacity, Steve worked for several large, non-profit arts institutions including, the Metropolitan Opera and City Center Theater. Steve holds an MFA from Trinity University and a BFA from the University of Mississippi. He has also been a part-time adjunct professor, a guest lecturer and has volunteered his services to other schools by helping them plan and/or implement a number of IT-based governance strategies. Steve is an active member of EDUCAUSE and completed the EDUCAUSE Institute Management Program in 2003. He also served on the 2004 Southeast Regional Conference Program Committee and has performed as a presenter and convener at several EDUCAUSE conferences. Steve continues his service with EDUCAUSE as a member of the 2016 Senior Directors Seminar, as co-chair of the Cloud Computing Constituent Group and as a contributing author to the ECAR series: "Preparing the IT Organization for the Cloud." In addition to EDUCAUSE, Steve is currently active with a variety of IT or higher-ed service-based organizations including, Internet 2, NMC, ELI and CLAC.

EDUCAUSE Publications

  • Cloud Awareness and User Support
    • Briefs, Case Studies, Papers, Reports

    The ECAR-CLOUD Working Group is developing this series of seven papers, Preparing the IT Organization for the Cloud. The sixth paper, Cloud Awareness and User Support, outlines how institutions can address end-user support, end-user documentation, user training, and community outreach in the cloud.

  • Cloud on the Horizon
    • Briefs, Case Studies, Papers, Reports

    This paper is the seventh and final installment in a series on Preparing the IT Organization for the Cloud from the ECAR Cloud Working Group.

  • Operationalizing the Cloud
    • Briefs, Case Studies, Papers, Reports

    Operationalizing the Cloud, addresses cloud computing risks and how to operationalize the cloud. Most colleges and universities have moved at least some services to the cloud, while others have built out large-scale cloud environments. Ensuring that these services effectively align with an institution’s needs requires careful planning and ongoing management.

EDUCAUSE Presentations



EDUCAUSE Involvement

  • Constituent Group Leaders
    • Member: 2017
  • EDUCAUSE/Internet2 Joint Cloud Working Group
    • Member: 2017 - Present
  • EDUCAUSE Analytics Services Design Panel
    • Member: 2016 - Present
  • ECAR-CDS Information Systems and Applications Working Group
    • Member: 2016 - 2019
  • Senior Directors Seminar 2016
    • Member: 2016 - Present
  • Senior Directors Seminar 2015
    • Member: 2015
  • ECAR Cloud Working Group
    • Member: 2014 - 2016
  • Senior Leadership Roundtable Council 2014
    • Member: 2014
  • Southeast Regional Conference Program Committee
    • Member: 2003 - 2004