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.
Douglas Shook was appointed as the interim chief information officer and vice provost for information technology services (ITS) on May 1, 2015.
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; Blackboard, multimedia classrooms, and USC computing labs; enterprise information systems, including email and the Kuali Financial System; 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org, 213-740-7197) is the executive assistant to the CIO.
Assistant CIO for enterprise infrastructure and services: David Galassi
Business Strategy and Applications
Assistant CIO for business strategy and applications: Lucy Avetisyan
Information Security Office
Chief information security officer: David Shaw
Faculty executive director: Priya Vashishta
Director: Maureen Dougherty
Chief technology officer: Sam Gustman
Organizational Initiatives and Communications
Director: Leyla Ezdinli