Carnegie Mellon University

IT Governance Structure

IT Governance provides a structure to align IT strategy with the business strategy of the university. It ensures that resources are invested in the priorities that enable the university to reach its goals.

The IT Governance structure at CMU enables our business and academic communities to provide feedback, business insights, and recommendations to inform decisions on IT strategy and policy. This is facilitated through governing bodies, councils, and forums.

Strategic prioritizations and decisions are made by the CIO and/or Executive Management Team.

Role and Activities

  • Strategic Alignment - Ensure that IT initiatives support university strategies, and business needs.
  • Resource Investment - Establish priorities to enable effective decision making for responsible distribution of resources to support university goals.  
  • Process and Policy Oversight - Maintain models, policies, and processes that increase the value that information technology brings to the organization.


    • Increase visibility and engagement between the IT organization and the CMU community .

    • Ensure comprehensive and integrated IT oversight through diverse participation.

    • Provide predictable and intentional IT planning to support business priorities.