David Galassi Appointed Assistant CIO for Enterprise Infrastructure and Services

Chief Information Officer and Vice Provost Peter M. Siegel announced the appointment of David Galassi as the assistant chief information officer for Enterprise Infrastructure and Services, effective March 16, 2015. In this role, David will lead initiatives in networking and telecommunications, external networking, enterprise infrastructure, customer support, and operations in support of USC’s schools and administrative units.

David is a highly accomplished leader who has worked in the field of information technology for more than twenty-five years. With professional experience that spans higher education, health care, industry, and banking and includes assignments abroad, he brings to his new role a wealth of knowledge, as well as breadth and depth of strategic vision. He comes to USC from Yale University, where he served as director of network engineering and system administration for Yale’s Information Technology Services since 2008. At Yale, David was responsible for engineering and service delivery for voice, data, server hosting, storage, virtualization, video, cable TV, and mobile phone services for the university, including academic and administrative buildings, student residences, professional schools, and the medical school. Among his many accomplishments at Yale, he led a number of initiatives to improve user satisfaction with network services, served on the advisory team for IT service management and improvement, and participated as co-principal investigator (PI) on two National Science Foundation-funded projects with Yale faculty. David has also held positions at Chemtura Corporation, Applera Corporation, and Oxford Health Plans, among others. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in business/computer studies from Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania.