Who We Are
The Washington University Information Technology organization is born of the unification of three University technology organizations coming together to better serve the technology needs of University end users.
In December 2014, University leadership announced the Shared IT Services Program to transform information technology at Washington University, creating an IT environment to advance the university’s academic, research and clinical missions. A major milestone of this program was to unify the Information Services and Technology organization (IT service provider to the central fiscal unit), the Central Information Technology Services organization (IT service provider to the School of Medicine central administration) and the Department of Medicine IT organization into one organization—the Washington University Information Technology organization (WashU IT). The new, unified organization is charged with delivering integrated, customer-focused IT services to all University schools and departments.
The Washington University Information Technology organization is under the direction of the Office of the Chief Information Officer, guided by Interim Vice Chancellor and Chief Information Officer Ed Welker. Welker directs the development and advancement of IT services provided by the new organization.
What We Do
Understanding that technology is vital to the way we operate—from enabling our students, doctors and researchers to acquire and share knowledge to facilitating basic administration and operations tasks for staff—we work to develop and maintain integrated, responsive digital environments suited for learning, research, innovation and world-class patient care. As technology evolves and the adoption of new technologies increases exponentially—with each incoming freshman class, each advancement in healthcare innovation, each research grant requirement, each new learning model—we strive to develop new ways to support our end-users. Each day, we work to leverage new technologies to position Washington University for the future.