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The Computer Information Systems Department (CIS) exists to serve the SPU faculty, staff and student community, specifically in relation to the technologies for the academic and business functions of the university. CIS reports to the Office of Business and Planning, however; its support role extends to all facets and departments within the university. CIS manages a number of core university technology resources, including but not limited to:

  • Banner Information System - the university's primary administrative system
  • Classroom instructional technology
  • Core servers and hardware components of the campus network
  • Campus network (wired, wireless) and Internet uplink connection
  • Faculty and staff desktop and laptop computers
  • Software licenses (Microsoft, SPSS, etc.) and software distribution & resale
  • Campus email system (Microsoft Exchange)
  • Specialized/special purpose central database servers
  • SPU's main web site, select departmental web sites, and the CIS Help Pages
  • Telecommunications systems, including telephone, voicemail, cableTV
  • Walk-in, email and telephone support via the CIS Help Desk (Lower Marston)
For assistance with Blackboard or Chalk & Wire (E-Portfolio) please contact Instructional Technology Services (ITS) at 206-281-2122.

   CIS Staff Hours, Location & Contacts

Asst VP for Technology Services (CIO)

Dave Tindall

Assistant Director

Gerard Duguay

Application Systems

Micah Schaafsma (Manager)
Josh Turner
Andy Samuel

Josh Meier
Josh Kanehen

Central Systems

Karen Tausher (Manager)

Chris Cotten

Preston Lewis
Brendan McGree

Technology Support Services

Eric Deister (Manager)
Jason Stoops

Nathan Sosnovske

James Lim

Karen Park

Jon Knipp

Kip Shields

Network and Communications

Gerard Duguay (Manager)

Mike Clark

Robin Kundert
Ryan Mullaney

Contact CIS

Phone:  206-281-2982
In Person:  Lower Marston Hall, Campus Map


Weekday operational hours are

M–F, 7:30 a.m.– 5:00 p.m.

Extended Hours

(Dispatch, email, phone)

M-Th, 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., Sat 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Last Updated: 11/18/2013