About Information Technology at Emory

As a key enabling function, the mission of Information Technology is to create and sustain a seamless, agile, innovative and efficient information technology environment that advances the educational, clinical and research activities and aspirations of Emory, across its academic and healthcare components.

The central IT divisions include (view LITS Org Chart - January 2018):

Each IT organization within the schools at Emory also have dual reporting relationships into Emory's Library & Information Technology Services (LITS).

There is also a University IT governance structure which is comprised of seven subcommittees and one steering committee. University and Healthcare projects have separate IT governance committees and processes.

Part of Emory’s University’s Business and Administration Division, Library & Information Technology Services was formed in 2013 with the goal of better aligning the IT functions across the Emory enterprise. Working under the leadership of Enterprise CIO and Senior Vice Provost for Library Services Rich Mendola, the IT teams at Emory have worked together towards realizing President Jim Wagner’s vision of a true University, rather than a “multiversity” made up of disparate parts.

Over the past four years, significant enhancements have been made to the baseline IT infrastructure at Emory. Upgraded networks, messaging systems, and clinical systems are now in place. Prudent financial management has also led to fully funded and predictable rates of infrastructure renewal. With the IT foundation building nearly behind us, increasing proportions of resources in the coming years are slated to be targeted at innovation and process improvements in support of excellence in Emory’s core missions.