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Information Technology Services

IT Services

Information Technology Services

Information Technology Services

Information Technology Services (IT Services) at Michigan State University (MSU) provides students, faculty, and staff with technology resources that support the University's mission of providing education, conducting research, and advancing engagement.

IT Services works in partnership with the staff located within MSU's schools, colleges, and administrative divisions.

Vice President and CIO

Joanna Young serves as MSU's vice president of information technology and chief information officer (CIO). Young also oversees IT Services. (Read her MSU CIO Blog.)

Services and Support

IT Services provides central technology support across both the academic and administrative domains of Michigan State University and work to unify the various information technology visions across campus into one.

Our services are designed to:

  • Encourage active learning and scholarship by students and faculty through instruction, study, research, creativity, outreach, and engagement
  • Provide support for a variety of instructional techniques
  • Make data and information readily accessible and useful for study and work
  • Provide trust (security, compliance, consistency, and integrity)
  • Be robust and support business continuity
  • Have a coherent and consistent design and framework
  • Streamline and automate processes

Leadership and Administrator Seminar Series (LEAD)

On March 26, 2015, MSU's Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer addressed questions from a crowd of more than 100 university leaders and administrators regarding information technology (IT) at MSU. Read the responses to questions posed by the audience.

Teaching and Learning Environment Funding

Read the Teaching and Learning Environment (TLE) Accounts Primer for more details on this funding request and allocation process.


IT Services is dedicated to being a valued information technology partner across MSU, providing leadership and delivering solutions that help move the university forward. Our performance is measured by the success of the people we serve.

Core Values

IT Services is guided by the following core values:

  • Inclusive Interactions: Trust building, listening, and learning
  • Service: Customer-focused and flexible
  • Excellence: Skills and attitudes
  • Accountability: Results-oriented and solution-seeking
  • Collaboration: Partnerships and teamwork


There are various employment opportunities at IT Services.

To apply, go to