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Mission Statement

The Associate Vice Chancellor for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer holds the senior campus leadership position responsible for developing an institutional focus on information technologies that advance the mission and strategic goals of UC Santa Barbara. The Chief Information Officer provides oversight for all IT activities that contribute to planning, creating, and implementing a campus-wide IT vision, and for integrating them into UCSB's strategic plan.

Responsible for the design, development, release, and maintenance of enterprise technology systems and enterprise services, the CIO accomplishes these goals by collaborating and coordinating with IT units and organizations on campus; working and consulting with IT governance structures, executive and academic leaders as well as with faculty, staff and students; driving innovation and differentiated IT strategy; and improving the business services associated with IT.

The Chief Information Officer represents the campus externally and works with University of California systemwide IT, financial, and business offices to coordinate local implementations with UC-wide enterprise systems.

Recent Memos to the Campus

August 15, 2017 UCSB Cyber Security Tip of the Month - Disposing of Your Mobile Device
July 6, 2017 UCSB Cyber Security Tip of the Month - Ransomware
July 5, 2017 June 2017 IT Forum Video and Presentation Now Available
June 20, 2017 UC Learning Center System Upgrade
June 19, 2017 UCSB Cyber Security Tip of the Month - Lessons From WannaCry
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Associate Vice Chancellor for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer

Matthew Hall

Matthew Hall
Associate Vice Chancellor for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer


(805) 893-8989
SAASB 4101

UCSB IT in the News

  • New Campus VPN Service

    February 6, 2017 TO:      The Campus Community FR:       Kevin Schmidt, Acting Director of Networking, Communications & Security Services RE:       New Camp…

  • June 2017 IT Forum Video and Presentation Now Available

    July 5, 2017 Please see the links below for video and presentation slides from the IT Forum held on June 27, 2017.  Video

  • Resolved- Connect Email Issue

    Wednesday, June 7, 2017 The issue involving receipt of email was resolved at 18:23. Email is now flowing properly.

  • Resolved - Google Hangouts Issue

    Thursday, July 6, 2017 Google Hangouts is currently slow or not working at all and Drive may be affected as well. We are investigating this with Google Support.…

  • Google Email using Outlook

    Thursday, April 6, 2017 If you use Outlook with GSSMO/GASMO, please be aware that even if your fullname or department address is configured as your default “sen…

  • Resolved - Google Email using Outlook

    Thursday, April 13, 2017 Google has resolved the Outlook with GSSMO/GASMO issue. Re-start Outlook and your email will "send mail as" your default address. Losin…

  • RESOLVED- Google Hangouts is slow

    Tuesday, August 8, 2017 This Google Hangouts issue was resolved at about 5:18 PM on 8/8/17.

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