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USF Information Technology

About Us

USF IT is an energetic, passionate, and diverse team of experts who are committed to university success.

About Us

Vision & Mission

USF IT will lead the use of disruptive technology to achieve USF Goals. Through a culture of excellence, we partner with our clients to implement innovative and impactful technology across USF.

USF Information Technology (USF IT) provides technology services and support for USF, including campuses in Tampa (including USF Health), St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee. The IT team, led by Sidney Fernandes, Vice President and CIO, provides the following services.

Information Technology Strategic Plan 2023-2028

Client Support

IT provides clients with a digital workplace that enables effective performance. Services include desktop and software management, printers, storage solutions, research computing, and much more.

Cybersecurity Services

IT reduces risk of cybersecurity threats by protecting USF’s technology assets. Services include secure computing such as data protection and encryption, and vulnerability scans.

Administrative Systems

IT enables efficient administrative functions by providing systems that support the achievement of institutional goals. Services include access & management of student, business, & public safety systems as well as facilitating integration between these systems.

Analytics & Reporting

IT enables decision makers by providing a full range of reporting and business intelligence tools. Services include data analysis and mining, predictive analytics, creation of interactive dashboards, data visualization, and ad hoc reports.


IT empowers the USF community to engage their clients using dynamic, secure and recognizable web and mobile solutions. Services include custom application development, business process automation solutions, website hosting and management, web content management, user experience analysis, MyUSF enhancements, and mobile app development.

Teaching & Learning

IT supports achievement of student success by fostering a 21st century teaching and learning environment. Services include academic support resources such as Canvas, technology in classrooms and smart computing labs, lecture capture, and more.

Communication Services

IT promotes information sharing through communication and collaboration, enabling the USF community to work together effectively. Services include online collaboration, video conferencing, messaging, email, event services, and digital signage.

Consulting Services

IT assists clients in optimizing use of technology to solve challenging institutional needs. Services include research consulting, visualization, 3D modeling, project management, process improvement, new technology solution evaluations, and more.