Our Staff

The IT Services team, consisting of full-time staff and several of what we consider the best student employees on campus, is responsible for ensuring that both technical operations and academic technology in the classrooms are working efficiently and with the best possible support that can be provided.

Jeff Leichty

Jeff Leichty

Associate VP of IT Services
phone: 260.422.5561, ext. 2104
email: jsleichty@indianatech.edu
office: Zollner Engineering Center, 1st Floor

Jeff is responsible for the overall direction, policies, and budgetary oversight of computing and telecommunications across all Indiana Tech locations.

Joel Esslinger

Joel Esslinger

Workstation Support Manager
phone: 260.422.5561, ext. 2247
email: jeesslinger@indianatech.edu
office: Zollner Engineering Center, 1st Floor

Joel is responsible for upgrading and maintaining all university workstations, software distribution, help desk support, and technology in the classrooms.

Dave Bulanda

Dave Bulanda

Network and Telecommunications Services Manager
phone: 260.422.5561, ext. 2312
email: dgbulanda@indianatech.edu
office: Zollner Engineering Center, 1st Floor

Dave is responsible for the design, growth, and support of Indiana Tech’s network infrastructure, network-based security, wireless networks, and telecommunications.

Jason Mutzfeld

Jason Mutzfeld

Server Administrator
phone: phone: 260.422.5561, ext. 2220
email: jtmutzfeld@indianatech.edu
office: Zollner Engineering Center, 1st Floor

Jason is responsible for the provisioning, configuration, operation, updates, and support of server hardware, software, and related infrastructure both within the data center and cloud-based services.

Karin Brenig

Karin Brenig

Senior Programmer Analyst
phone: 260.422.5561, ext. 2344
email: kbrenig@indianatech.edu
office: Zollner Engineering Center, 1st Floor

Karin is responsible for the support, analysis, design, and implementation of new and existing applications on our campuses.

Jim Crilly

James Crilly

ERP and Provisioning Specialist
phone: 260.422.5561, ext. 3448
email: jacrilly@indianatech.edu
office: Zollner Engineering Center, 1st Floor

Jim provides Tier 1 support for Indiana Tech’s Student Information System along with being an integral part of setting up individuals on our network.  He also assists with hands-on support of computers, phones, networks, copiers, and printers when the need presents itself.

Kyle Johnson

Information Security Officer
phone: 260-422-5561, ext. 2107
email: kajohnson@indianatech.edu
office: Zollner Engineering Center, 1st Floor

As Indiana Tech’s Information Security Officer, Kyle is responsible for leading all aspects of the university’s information security program.  From awareness training to incident investigation, he has a broad range of responsibilities which taken as a whole, lead to a more educated, equipped, and responsible university when it comes to cyber security.

John Templin

John Templin

Database Administrator
phone: 260-422-5561, ext. 2265
email: jctemplin@indianatech.edu
office: Zollner Engineering Center, 1st Floor

John is responsible for not only the technical aspects of the databases and related infrastructure, but also the leadership of teams and projects related to upgrades and integrations of mission critical applications at Indiana Tech.

Jacob Plas

Technology Support Technician
phone: 260-422-5561 x 2518
email: jeplas@indianatech.edu
office: Zollner Engineering Center, 1st Floor

Since Indiana Tech has several locations outside of Fort Wayne, Jacob is responsible for ensuring that that all ‘off site’ locations have the support and coordination of technical activities required to keep them working smoothly.  He can do many things remotely with respect to that support; however, one can anticipate that Jacob travel several days out of the week when hands-on support is required.