January 23, 2024

IT governance at Texas A&M University

Technology plays a vital role in the success of any university, but how can it be managed effectively and efficiently to support the university’s mission and strategic priorities? 

That’s where IT governance comes in. IT governance is a process of making recommendations about technology-related activities, by considering the input of various stakeholders, such as faculty, staff, and students, who use or provide technology services.

Texas A&M University has adopted a university wide IT governance model that supports a unified vision for IT, directly aligning with its goals and involving those responsible for IT services. Our governance model gathers information from all areas of the university through structured committees nominated to participate.

The benefits of universitywide IT governance are numerous. It provides accountability for technology-related activities, including management of risk, financial impact, and customer experience. It encourages collaboration across Texas A&M University for the stewardship of technology services. It also enables greater transparency, agility, and business outcomes, with the input of the governance committees.

The IT governance model consists of an executive committee, chaired by the Chief Information Officer and each of the strategic chairs, that accepts recommendations from the strategic committees. The strategic committees have separate technical and policy-driven task forces and subcommittees to address specific projects impacting the university community.

To learn more about each of the committees and committee members that support the IT governance model, visit our governance page.