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The Division of Information Technology

Introducing IT Governance

The Division of Information Technology at the University of South Carolina is pleased to announce the establishment of a new IT governance structure. A strong and reliable Information Technology division is imperative to the success of students, faculty, staff, and researchers at the University of South Carolina. Input from a broad base of stakeholders is necessary to ensure IT services support the academic and research goals of the university.

Under the direction of the Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, a number of advisory committees will work to establish priorities for technology investment, influence the development and design of technology services, and formulate solutions that are aligned with the mission and goals of the university. IT governance provides strategic leadership, establishes system-wide IT priorities and policies, and is accountable and transparent to the university community. The following diagram illustrates the proposed committee structure for IT governance at the University of South Carolina.

IT Governance Model
NOTE: Additional governance groups will be added in the future.

General Responsibilities of IT Governance Committees

The IT governance structure as a whole is responsible for the following:

  • Establishing and communicating a campus-wide IT vision that supports the university mission and goals
  • Establishing IT policies that support strategic, campus-wide IT priorities
  • Defining technical architecture and standards for the university
  • Establishing best practices and tools for IT across campus

Want to be involved?

If you would like to become involved in an IT Advisory Committee, contact Michelle Foster, director of IT communications.