The Computer and Information Systems department is charged with shaping and implementing Seattle Pacific University’s enterprise technology strategy. By equipping the institution with powerful tools, we empower the SPU community to actively engage with the culture and drive positive change in the world.
CIS stewards the critical areas of business systems, enterprise software, servers and storage, network and telecommunications, and technology-related support to the SPU community. CIS reports to the Office of the VP for Business and Finance.
Who is CIS?
Do you love technology and believe it can change lives? We do! We are a vibrant and imaginative team of IT professionals dedicated to serving the SPU faculty, staff, and student community. Our primary focus is on leveraging technology to enhance the academic and business functions of the university. In CIS, our dynamic teams utilize innovative thinking and their passion for technology to accomplish work that is both challenging and meaningful.
CIS will empower transformational educational experiences by strategically harnessing information technology, driving both student learning outcomes and operational efficiency through innovative leadership.
Located in one of the nation's most innovative cities, CIS will help Seattle Pacific University create a technology-driven environment that prepares students for the future of work, while empowering, connecting, and supporting the entire community in the fulfillment of University's mission.
CIS Core Values
We aspire to hold these core values in the CIS work environment. They should guide both how we interact with each other as well as how we interact with others inside and outside SPU.
You seek what is best for SPU, rather than best for yourself or your group
You accomplish amazing amounts of impactful work
You demonstrate consistent strong performance so colleagues can rely upon you
You exhibit bias-toward-action and avoid analysis-paralysis
You make time to help colleagues, synergizing your work to achieve greater outcomes