About the Office


The Office of the CIO provides the vision and leadership in information technology necessary to advance the university’s mission and strategic plan. The mission of the CIO is to offer direction and support for the effective application and integration of information technology to improve the teaching, learning, research, and administrative environment of the university.


Peter M. Siegel
is the chief information officer and vice provost for information technology services (ITS).

The chief information officer provides the vision and leadership in information technology necessary to advance the university’s mission and strategic plan on both the University Park and Health Sciences campuses. The CIO also supports the professional development needs of the university’s information technology community.

The vice provost for ITS oversees the operations of the university’s central information technology (IT) organization, working with USC’s senior administration, schools, and units. ITS provides essential university-wide services in the areas of information technology and operations, including the wired and wireless networks, systems security, and telephone services; technology-enhanced learning, including multimedia classrooms and USC computing labs; enterprise information systems, including email, the Kuali Financial System, and student information systems; high-performance computing; and IT support for the USC Shoah Foundation Institute.

The CIO and vice provost is also responsible for the division’s IT governance structure, and reports to the provost and senior vice president for academic affairs.

Michelle Coley (coley@usc.edu, 213-740-7197) is the executive assistant to the CIO.


Information Technology Services (ITS)
ITS Values, Mission, and Goals
Technology-Enhanced Learning (TEL)

Associate CIO and associate vice provost: Susan Metros

Information Technologies and Support Services

Associate CIO: Russ Kaurloto

High-Performance Computing

Faculty executive director: Priya Vashishta

USC Shoah Foundation Institute

Chief technology officer: Sam Gustman

OFFICE OF THE CIO

Assistant CIO for Business Strategy and Applications: Lucy Avetisyan

Assistant CIO for Strategy, Policy, and Planning: Derek Lazzaro

Chief Information Security Officer: David Shaw