About the Office of the CIO

FY13 Accomplishments Report
Office of the CIO and Information and Technology Services (ITS)

The Office of the Chief Information Officer provides the leadership for the development and delivery of world-class computing and digital resources to the University of Michigan faculty, staff and students. CIO Laura Patterson works in partnership with the schools, colleges and administrative units, and also is directly responsible for:

  • Supporting the IT governance committee in setting campus-wide priorities for IT services, resources, facilities, and campus technology expenditures in support of U-M's core missions

  • Integrating IT strategic planning with campus strategic planning

  • Fostering the development and use of information technology in support of the university's vision for excellence in research, teaching, outreach, and lifelong learning

  • Encouraging technical innovation and the development of a robust and dependable technology infrastructure

  • Directing the operations of Information and Technology Services, a campus shared service provider

  • Representing the university with key affiliations such as the Consortium for Institutional Cooperation (CIC), Internet2, and Merit