IT Governance

Last updated: November 8, 2023

The University’s information technology governance structure advises on IT strategies, priorities, services and investments. The structure was established in 2012 to make decision-making about IT at the University more comprehensive and holistic, and to engage key stakeholders across the University in making recommendations on IT decisions and directions.

The UW is implementing a new Information & Technology Governance model to enable transformation and innovation at the UW through strategic investment in information and technology. Learn more about the new model.

IT Governance boards:

The following three boards provide advice and guidance on the University’s information technology decision making:

  • The IT Strategy Board provides strategic direction on IT issues and investments at the University and is responsible for providing oversight of major IT projects, service improvements and infrastructure investments.
  • The IT Service Investment Board makes recommendations about services provided by UW-IT, including priorities for major UW-IT projects, and conducts an annual review of the Technology Recharge Fee.
  • The IT Service Management Board ensures alignment of UW-IT services with institutional IT strategy and priorities, as identified by the other two governance boards, and optimizes the design, delivery, operation and sourcing of those services.

UW Enterprise IT Projects – Executive Summaries

All UW Enterprise IT projects report their status and progress quarterly to facilitate oversight and governance. These reports are reviewed by the IT Strategy Board as well as other IT governance boards, the Vice President for UW Information Technology and CIO, the Washington State Office of the CIO, and others as needed.

IT Governance structure and membership diagrams:

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Jacob Morris
Director, Strategic Initiatives and Projects
UW Information Technology
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