The mission of IST is to serve the technological needs of the Chapman Community through collaboration and sound practices, balancing reliability with innovation.
Helen Norris is the Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Chapman University in Orange, California. Helen was appointed to this role in June 2014. In all, Helen has worked in Higher Education Information Technology for 18 years. Prior to joining Chapman, Helen served as the Associate CIO at California State University, Sacramento, and as a senior IT Director at the University of California, Berkeley.
Originally from Ireland, Helen has earned a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics from Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, and a Master's degree in Computer Resource Management and Business Administration from Webster University in St. Louis. Helen is also a board member of the National Endowment for Financial Education (nefe.org) and the Southern California Society for Information Management (scsim.org). She has previously served as the Network Director for the Sacramento WITI network and on the governing board for the CIO Summit in San Francisco. Helen is a Fellow of the Educause Leading Change Institute and also is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). In her free time, Helen enjoys running, and in fact can often be seen on the Chapman track before work getting an early morning run to start the day.
Below are the departments within our organization and the key people in each.