IT Governance at NC State

IT governance is the framework of processes and structures specifying who makes decisions, how decisions are implemented, who is held responsible, and more.

As part of the current IT Strategic Plan, there is an initiative underway to redesign the current IT governance structure, to make it more efficient and better differentiate the work of operational and advisory groups and the governance-related structure. A redesign proposal has been approved and is currently working through the mechanics to be able to implement the redesign during the 2019-20 academic year. You can see a diagram of the new structure. Contact Verna Little, the IT Governance Coordinator ( or Stan North Martin ( if you have questions about the current status of the new IT governance process.

At NC State, the IT governance structure currently consists of the following:

University IT Strategic Planning

NC State’s first unified IT Strategic Plan provides the blueprint needed to lead IT innovation and to fully engage campus stakeholders and partners in the process.

From student success to global engagement, information technology and the IT community need to directly support the university’s goals and its mission to unite its strength in science and technology with a commitment to excellence.

IT Rules, Regulations and Procedures

NC State’s computer resources are owned by the university and are provided primarily to support its academic and administrative functions.

The use of these resources is governed by federal and state law as well as university policies and procedures, primarily by the Computer Use Regulation.