Instructional and Information Technology Services (IITS) partners with the campus to support CSUSM’s enterprise computing infrastructure and services. These services range from student and administrative systems to network operations and cloud services to security and customer support. IITS is responsible for all aspects of innovation, implementation and maintenance of information technology across the CSUSM. View our IITS Facts and Stats page showing service metrics for the major campus services and processes.
IITS promotes information technologies that improve teaching, learning, research, and administrative efficiencies. We serve the campus community with the deployment of systems and applications, both on campus and cloud based for students, faculty and staff. Our comprehensive IT Service Catalog describes the services available that are designed to meet the expectations of students as they look to CSUSM for services uniquely suited to their academic needs.
CSUSM's first Unified IT Strategic Plan, described in the video, establishes the campus technology vision and framework that will guide the university’s IT environment and adoption of new technologies, systems, and services over the next five years.
IITS staff collaborating and planning
IITS Computer Center
IITS staff sharing out ideas
The IITS management and staff work diligently to keep pace with current and emerging technologies, and provide a high level of service to our faculty, staff and students. We strive to provide the best technology and consistent high-quality service that improves the overall experience for the campus community when using technology.
IITS has the following areas:
Kevin Morningstar has been the Dean of Instructional & Information Technology Services and Chief Information Officer (CIO) at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) since July 2015. Spanning over 30 years’ experience in the technology field, Morningstar has built a well-respected record of developing and implementing forward thinking technology plans, working collaboratively across organizations, and serving senior executives as a trusted steward of fiscal resources and information technology services.
At CSUSM, Morningstar is responsible for the strategic leadership of campus-wide IT and academic technology services unit that supports the teaching and learning mission of the University. In 2018, he led the highly successful effort to create the campus’ first unified Technology Strategic Plan. As CIO, he has responded to structural fiscal changes that have led to budgetary and operational restructuring and implemented several strategies for improving service, including the deployment of the campus’ first Mobile App. Part of this strategy has been a reimagining of campus IT facilities through a combination of enhanced technology, collaborative space design, and alignment of services in support of faculty, staff, and students.
Morningstar’s career in IT started while working as a student assistant for a state-funded grant at Cal State San Bernardino that was part of California’s earliest efforts to train K-12 educators in the use of technology in the classroom. Later working as a programmer/consultant for a small consulting firm, Morningstar developed complex electric & water billing and payroll systems. During the critical Y2k period, conceived, implemented, and managed an innovative cost sharing solution for providing joint Customer Information Systems (CIS) and data center operations between two cities. Joining Cal Poly Pomona in 2004, he was the founding director of a technology services unit created within the Division of Student Affairs and went on to serve in two Associate CIO roles within the campus’ central Division of Information Technology.