MSU IT Governance

MSU IT is establishing a new model for the enterprise governance of information technology on campus. This IT governance initiative establishes a model that provides campus stakeholders decision making input on various IT projects and initiatives.

Governance Model

The model for MSU enterprise governance of IT is organized around the existing governance structure of the larger university. The IT model is designed to meet the diverse needs of campus, align with the strategic vision for MSU, and facilitate input and communications between other campus governance and advisory bodies.

The model was designed under the direction of the MSU CIO and validated and augmented by feedback from the broader MSU community.

Read more about the MSU IT Governance Committees and proposed guiding principles.

Executive Leadership

Executive Leadership provides MSU-wide strategic input and is informed of IT governance recommendations.

It is comprised of executive-level oversight including the MSU President, Board of Trustees, and executive offices of academic affairs and administrative services.

Enterprise Governance of IT

The committees under Enterprise Governance of IT are guided by the idea that collaborative input facilitates better decision making.

Area-specific committees along with Executive Transformation Committee are comprised of college, administrative, and IT leaders working together as partners. These committees have oversight of IT focusing on IT governance, progress, and innovation.

MSU IT Support

MSU IT Support is an internal function that enables execution of each IT project, ensures oversight of the IT portfolio, facilitates enterprise architecture standards, and manages IT security and risk.

MSU IT leads these functions to provide advisory support for governance committees. These functions execute processes to support development of a common approach to IT through standards and a technology road map.

IT Customers

Customers include MSU students, faculty, staff, and researchers who identify and articulate business needs that IT can enable.