Office of the Chief Information Officer

OIT Senior Management Team

Meet Dave and his Senior Team

Learn more about AU's accomplished Chief Information Officer and his senior management team.

Our Mission

We will build and strengthen a robust, reliable, and secure framework of information and communication technology to support our activities as a world-class university. By investing in state-of-the-art technology and planning for the future, the university will exploit technology to harmonize a diverse and widely distributed campus; leverage learning, research, and innovation; and empower users in physical and virtual space.

-- AU Strategic Plan, Enabling Goal No. 2

Meet Our Senior Management Team

OIT is in fact one team with several distinctive service functions:

I am happy to introduce our leadership team to you.

Dave Swartz

Meet our Chief Information Officer, responsible for leading the Office of Information Technology. He is a recognized leader in the higher education information technology community. Since joining AU in 2007, Dave has brought distinctive value to the university through strong leadership, fresh perspectives, and the introduction of best practices.

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Terry Fernandez

Terry Fernandez Photo

Meet our Senior Director of Customer Services & Support, responsible for overseeing the Customer Services technical support services, including the Help Desk, onsite support, service management, change management, and performance measurement.

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Plans and Progress

Cathy Hubbs

Cathy Hubbs Portrait

Meet our Chief Information Security Officer, responsible for protecting and defending AU's data resources by implementing industry-accepted security practices in IT planning, implementation, management, and operations, while ensuring confidentiality, integrity, authenticity, and availability.

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Kamalika Sandell

Kamalika Sandell Portrait

Meet our Associate Chief Information Officer. She serves as the second in command for OIT, responsible for providing a comprehensive, integrated set of technology solutions that enables American University to improve the way we conduct business, supporting various staff and academic functions.

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CIO Swartz Wins 2012 EDUCAUSE Leadership Award

Chief Information Officer David Swartz wins prestigious 2012 EDUCAUSE Leadership Award.

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OIT SPRING/SUMMER 2014 NEWSLETTER

OIT Fall 2012 Newsletter Cover

The Spring/Summer 2014 newsletter provides the latest news and updates regarding AU's information technology services.

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OIT Year In Review 2013-2014

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View OIT's annual report depicting our alignment with the AU Strategic Plan for the highlighted major initiatives completed this year.

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