April 9, 2013:
THANK YOU Shelagh!
I would like to express my sincere thanks to Shelagh Hohm, who is retiring from the
University of Alberta. Shelagh is currently the Director of Administrative Information
Systems (AIS), but she has had a distinguished career at the University of Alberta in
several different key roles over the past 30 years.
Shelagh began working at the University of Alberta in 1981 as a student developing Cobol
programs. In 1986 she worked as a Multiple Virtual Storage (MVS) mainframe systems
programmer and became the supervisor of systems programming in 1989, responsible for all
hardware and software systems on the MVS platform. In 1993 Shelagh was named team leader
of the Oracle Enabling project that first deployed Oracle as our database platform. In
1997 she established and managed the technology infrastructure of the UofA’s PeopleSoft
implementation and in 2000 was selected as the Development Manager for PeopleSoft
projects, as she played a key role in the outsourcing of PeopleSoft application and
In 2004, Shelagh became Director of AIS, where she is responsible for the major UofA
administrative IT applications for Financial Services, Research Administration, Human
Resources, Research Ethics and Student Administration. In 2010, Shelagh led the team
that selected Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) as our application management vendor and
IBM as our infrastructure management vendor. Shelagh has been the successful manager of
this multi-vendor outsource arrangement for the past 3 years.
She led the AIS team in winning University of Alberta and Project Management
Institute (PMI) project of the year awards and a TCS award for the best-managed account
among all TCS accounts.
I want to recognize Shelagh’s dedication not only to AIS, but to the entire University community.
We will miss her. I also want to express my personal thanks for her guidance and
generosity during my 9 months as Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President (IT).
I wish Shelagh all the best in her retirement from the University of
Alberta and in her new position at MacEwan. I look forward to
collaborating with Shelagh as part of Campus Alberta.
Vice-Provost and Associate Vice President (IT)