West Virginia Network

Enhancing Education Through Technology


West Virginia Network for Educational Telecomputing (WVNET) is a dynamic service organization providing telecommunications and computing services within West Virginia. Currently focused on state colleges and universities and administered by these entities, WVNET is transitioning to expand its impact by offering services to state government, K-12, public libraries and county government. As a centralized state resource, WVNET reacts to customer needs in providing efficient and cost-effective deployment of technology, training and support.

in accordence with Operational Directive 9901


WVNET is a centralized resource taking the lead in providing quality technology services and support to the citizens of West Virginia. WVNET supports and promotes the missions of its member institutions by providing telecommunications capabilities and enhanced access to resources and programs for their supported communities. WVNET will provide such access through the effective use of the appropriate information technology networks at a cost affordable to its users.


WVNET values excellence, leadership, partnerships, quality of service, a focus on customer needs, expertise in technology futures and deployment, communications with member organizations, professional development, change and change management, and flexibility in both service offerings and governance to meet its mission.


Save Money

Through consolidation of equipment, software, licenses and personnel, WVNET is able to offer top-quality technology at a great savings to customers.



Centralized expertise provides superior support for a wide range of technologies without requiring additional personnel at institutions.


Our mission is to enhance education though technology in West Virginia. Your success is our highest priority.


Support an information superhighway within the WV. Connect WV information superhighway to networks within the National Information Infrastructure

Serve as an information technology center for the colleges, universities, K-12 and government in WV to promote the use of information technology throughout WV

Monitor the purchasing and supporting hardware, software, and information technology services in a cost-effective manner, and within the framework of a cooperative association with its members.

Ensure and promote that professional knowledge base among all WVNET agencies and central staff by encouraging professional development, providing training opportunities and literature.


Policy Board

Provide a Policy Board structure that will:

  • Serve as a final clearinghouse for IT policy, problem resolution and IT planning
  • Become a unifying body for collaborative issues
  • Establish sub-committee structures that:
    • Are organized
    • Meet on a regular/plus needs basis
    • Share/Distribute minutes electronically
    • Use standard forms for policy and planning requests


Judge Dan O'Hanlon

Judge Dan O'Hanlon


West Virginia Network for Educational Telecomputing
November 2010 – Present

Vice Chancellor for Technology

West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission
2010 – Present

Circuit Court Judge

Chief Judge, 6th Judicial Circuit
January 1985 – October 2010 (25 years 10 months)

Operational Directive 9901

In November 1998 the Governor’s Office of Technology issued Operational Directive 9901


major management, control, and support role for the emerging unified state network


State government, K-12, public libraries and county government

Centralized State Resource

WVNET reacts to customer needs by providing efficient cost-effective technology deployment, services and support.

Senate Bill 653

effective July 1, 2000

In accordance with Senate Bill 653 (PDF), effective July 1, 2000, WVNET reports to the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission (WVHEPC).

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