Information and Technology Services is responsible for University Advancement information data systems and user computing hardware and software.

The information or data side includes all on-line system maintenance, security, training, and data retrieval. Its main duties include ID setup, security, and training for on-line systems including Advance, Crystal Reports Server, NOS and Blackbaud; database and on-line system upgrades and enhancements for Advance, CRS, and the NOS; data imports and exports to and from other systems; and data retrieval and distribution from all data systems involved.

The technology side includes all end user computing hardware and software purchasing, setup, maintenance, and inventory. This hardware includes desktops, laptops, iPads, iPhones, printers, and scanners plus all software installed on these items for function and use. Technology is also responsible for shared file server (gizmo) access, security, and maintenance; network/internet troubleshooting; and UITS liaison when issues need involvement from our University Information and Technology staff.

What's Happening in Information and Technology Services

  • We have a new name! We are now Advancement Information and Technology Services (AITS). 
  • We are now located at the new Uptown Campus in the east building (UPTE). Please direct your mailings to Advancement Information and Technology Services at UPTE 223. Thanks!
  • Click here to access the AITS Report Request Web Form.  Please use this form to request reports and data files from AITS.
  • End users should access Blackbaud Reporting Solution to view account balances and ledger transactions. Please fill out and turn in a Blackbaud ID request form to receive access.

Advance Training

  • Intro trainings are held at the Uptown Campus East Building in room 280. If you are interested in attending, please email Dawn Mabry at or phone 5-4135.
  • Note: An Advance ID is required prior to attending training. Please click here if you need one.

Online Notice of Scholarship (NOS) Training

  • NOS trainings are held at the Uptwon Campus East Building in room 280. If you are interested in attending, please email Dawn Mabry at or phone 5-4135.
  • Note: An emPower NOS User ID is required prior to attending training. Please click here if you need one.

Web Report Request Form Training

  • We encourage anyone who submits report requests to Advancement Information and Technology Services to schedule a training session so that you may become comfortable with terminology and navigation of the web form. Please contact Dawn Mabry, or phone 5-4135 to reserve a seat for training.

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AITS Mission

The Office of Advancement Information and Technology Services’ mission is to support internal and external constituencies for the pursuit of University Advancement's vision, goals, programs and fund-raising activities with regards to data systems. Our primary goal is to insure all data needed by University Advancement can be stored and retrieved in a secure, accurate, intuitive and timely manner.

Advance for General Users

Advance for Central Development Users

Advance for Alumni Association Users

Jamie Dixon Fields

Tate Neyman
Systems Analyst

Giri Shankar
Systems Analyst

Caleb Mikles
Report Writer

Dawn Mabry
Trainer & Security Officer

Heather Stowers
Technology Services Manager 

 Joshua Tipton
Computer Support Technician