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Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Welcome to Information Technology Services at California State University San Bernardino. We pride ourselves in providing world class customer service, fostering and supporting faculty led innovation and research, and improving operational efficiency through the use of information technology tools.

At Information Technology Services, innovation drives our pursuit to foster and support the academic mission of the University. The innovative projects that our team is pursuing at the moment support the tactical objectives of the University Strategic Plan, the ITS Strategic Plan, Quarter to Semester Conversion and the Graduation Initiative 2025. Tactical projects then become operationalized to create room for ongoing innovation.

Strategic/Innovative Mobile/AI First Project

I invite you to check out the current innovative projects on which we are working.

Innovation @ ITS

About the Vice President

Sam Sudhakar

Dr. Samuel Sudhakar serves as the Chief Information Officer and Vice President for Information Technology Services at California State University, San Bernardino where he provides leadership to Academic, Administrative, Infrastructure Technologies, and Information Security and Compliance initiatives.  Under his leadership, CSUSB was awarded University Business Magazine’s “Models of Excellence” honors in Summer 2016 round of this national recognition program for the Vital and Expanded Technologies Initiative (VETI).

Dr. Sudhakar co-chaired the strategic planning process at the University, working with the campus community and the external stakeholders successfully completed the strategic planning and implementation plan in October 2015. Subsequently the Information Technology Services Division launched a successful strategic planning process and completed an ambitious four-year plan in April 2016.

Prior to joining CSUSB in 2013, Dr. Sudhakar served as the Vice President of Administrative Services and CIO at Carl Sandburg College in Galesburg, Illinois. Under his leadership, Carl Sandburg College was ranked No.1 in the nation for digital technology, by the Center for Digital Education, and has been named among the top 10 in that category from 2006-2013. Sudhakar was named among the top 50 educational technology innovators in 2011 by Converge Magazine. Dr. Sudhakar holds a PhD in Business Administration from Northcentral University, an MBA from St. Joseph’s University and a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Bharathiar University in India.