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What is CIS?

The Computer and Information Systems department is charged with shaping and implementing Seattle Pacific University’s enterprise technology strategy, providing tools to enable the institution to fulfill its mission of engaging the culture and changing the world.

CIS oversees the areas of enterprise software systems, servers and storage, network and telecommunications, and provides technology-related support to faculty, staff, and students through the CIS HelpDesk and CIS personnel.

CIS reports to the Office of the VP for Business and Finance , however, its support role extends to all facets and departments within the university.

Who is CIS?

Do you love technology and believe it can change lives? We do! We are a creative, dynamic group of IT professionals serving the SPU faculty, staff and student community, specifically in relation to the technologies for the academic and business functions of the university. In CIS our energetic teams use innovative thinking and their passion for technology to accomplish work that is both challenging and meaningful.

Meet the CIS Staff    CIS Organizational Chart

CIS Mission

To provide leadership in the strategic use of information technology to enhance student learning outcomes and operational effectiveness.

CIS Vision

SPU's use of information technology will empower, connect, and support the community in its mission.

CIS Values

  • Partnership – Build relationships, collaborate and provide guidance on data and technology
  • Customer Service – Support the SPU community in their use of data and systems
  • Communication – Advocate for the value and responsible use of technology
  • Service – Manage and provision technology applications, systems, and tools
  • Innovation – Anticipate and take action on the direction of technology
  • Stewardship – Make appropriate and efficient use of data and technology
  • Security – Ensure data and systems are confidential and secure
  • Reliability – Provide dependable and robust infrastructure
  • Team – Build a team of professionals who are all valued, supported, and engaged with the SPU mission
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