UMIT Leadership team

Ernie Fernandez

Vice President, IT

(305) 284-3515
In his role, Ernie Fernandez's extensive experience supports the University's many innovative and technology-driven initiatives, and expands our creative approach to how we think about information technology at the U.Prior to joining UM, Ernie served as the general manager of IBM's U.S. public sector market, where he supervised an...

Maria Del Carmen Alberti

Executive Director, Finance

(305) 284-4646
As a member of two integral departments at the University of Miami—Information Technology and Financial Affairs—Maria Alberti serves a key role by working closely with senior administration, academic and health leaders, and the University community to develop a comprehensive operating and capital budget and ensure that the...

Frank Azuola

Assoc. VP, Information Technology

(305) 284-2858
As a member of the UMIT leadership team, Frank serves as a visionary enterprise application architect for the University of Miami and works to constantly evolve the highly-integrated nature of the university’s enterprise systems with a goal of efficient operations and high-quality data. He has broad operational responsibilities for...

Allan Shawn Gyorke

Assoc. VP, Information Technology
Asst. Provost for Educational Innovation
Chief Academic Technology Officer

(305) 284-6101
Since 2013, Allan Gyorke has served as Chief Academic Technology Officer (CATO) at the University of Miami (UM), and has been responsible for exploring and supporting technologies used by faculty and students for teaching and learning. Additionally, Gyorke serves as Assistant Provost for Educational Innovation, advancing the Education Revolution...

Thomas Murphy

Assoc. VP, Information Technology

(305) 284-6650
Working with stakeholders across the organization, Tom Murphy ensures that we optimize the University's information technology security. He advises leadership on IT security best practices and recommends the appropriate security resources to manage information security risks. Tom also oversees the information security strategy and program...

Titanya T. Ramsingh Pierce

Director, IT Strategic Initiatives

(305) 284-5504
Titanya Ramsingh-Pierce is the director of IT Strategic Initiatives in the University of Miami's Information Technology (UMIT) department, and she serves as an integral part of the UMIT leadership team. In her position, Titanya develops and implements cross-functional plans for strategic initiatives, and will provide support to leadership...

Brad Rohrer

Assoc. VP, Information Technology

(305) 284-3961
Brad has been with the University of Miami since September 1997, when he first joined IT at the medical campus as a network specialist. During his more than 20 years of service, Brad has held various leadership positions, including his most recent role as deputy CIO and associate vice president.In recent years, Brad and his team have implemented...