Advisory Committees

Committee on Information Services (CIS)

This faculty group is jointly appointed by the Academic Senate and the Office of the Provost; it advises the CIO on issues related to the academic use of the university’s technology infrastructure.

Contact: Connie Roque,

USC Technology Council (UTC)

This group is composed of IT leaders from across the university; it advises the CIO about the technology needs of the university’s schools and administrative units. The group also facilitates effective communications to the USC community about information security and technology initiatives at USC.

UTC Representation

Contact: Jannine Brewster,

Information Risk Committee (IRC)

The purpose of the USC Information Risk Committee (IRC) is to assist USC leadership in its responsibility to assess and manage USC’s information security risk, including risk relating to information security, compliance, privacy, information sharing, and information integrity. The IRC is chaired by the director of governance, risk, and compliance and reports to the chief information security officer (CISO).

Contact: Sandra Taylor,

HPC Faculty Advisory Committee

This group advises the CIO about the faculty’s research needs related to the university’s supercomputing and grid computing resources.

Contact: Byoung-Do (BD) Kim,

Program Steering Committee

Chaired by the CFO, the PSC is comprised of business and IT leaders across the university. It advises ITS on its major programs and helps navigate the institutional impact of various information technology changes.

Contact: Jannine Brewster,

Executive Steering Committee

Chaired by the CFO, the ESC is comprised of senior administration leaders within the finance division. It is a decision-making body that helps steer direction of information technology vision, strategy, and investment.

Contact: Jannine Brewster,

Finance and Administration Stakeholder Engagement (FASE) Committee

The Finance and Administration Stakeholder Engagement (FASE) committee is comprised of key leaders from Finance, Information Technology Services (ITS), Human Resources and University Communications and used to help share information and determine the right communication strategy to navigate the institutional impact of various finance and information technology changes.

Contact: Erik Brink,