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Desktop Standards Group

Committee Charter

The Desktop Standards Group is a standing committee, charged with developing and implementing standards for desktop and mobile IT equipment for use at Rutgers University.

Our Goals

  • To develop, and regularly update, standards for desktop and mobile computing equipment at Rutgers University
    • Enhance the university’s security posture
    • Provide greater consistency in operating systems and applications across university units
  • To work with vendors to leverage the purchasing power of Rutgers University for the benefit of all units, large and small, in order to achieve standardized pricing based on overall university purchasing volume.
  • Provide hardware acquisition through purchase and leasing options
  • Continue existing vendor relationships with Dell, HP and Lenovo, while adding better Apple acquisition options and pricing through Kite+Key, The Rutgers Technology Store
  • Incorporate standardized software images, pre-installed on equipment ordered through the program
  • Track the efficacy of the program through standardized collection of data and reporting mechanisms
  • Increase communications regarding the availability of the program to university units


Sponsor: Frank Reda, Associate Vice President, Enterprise Service Delivery, Office of Information Technology


  • Brian Luper, Director, Enterprise Service Delivery, Office of Information Technology
  • Jessica Hurley, Supervisor, RUWare, Office of Information Technology


  • Joseph Bassano, Associate Director, Rutgers Business School
  • Edward Bedikian, Assistant Director of Information Technology, Division of Continuing Studies
  • Steven Comeau, Associate Director of Information Technology, Rutgers Athletics
  • Shelley Cousins, Director, Newark Computing Services, Office of Information Technology
  • Gregory DiLalo, Director, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station
  • Martin O’Reilly, Director, Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
  • Veronica Rosel, Assistant Manager, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  • Susan Ryan, Strategic Sourcing Manager, University Procurement Services
  • Tom Ryan, Director of IT, Rutgers University–Camden
  • Lenard Sarabia, Unit Computing Manager, Rutgers Student Affairs
  • Ed Smith, Unit Computing Manager, Rutgers Libraries
  • Randy Suchcicki, Systems Programmer, Office of Information Technology
  • Constance Sullivan, Administrative Analyst IV, Office of Information Technology, RBHS
  • Mario Veras, Senior Client Services Analyst, Office of Information Technology, RBHS
  • Barry Wise, User Support Specialist II, New Jersey Medical School
  • Matthew Wosniak, Assistant Director of Information Technology, School of Arts and Sciences

For more information on the Desktop Standards Program list, please visit the Desktop Standards website.