University of California, Riverside

Computing & Communications



Management & Leadership


Executive Leadership

Technical support, visioning, and guidance are provided by the Executive Director and the CIO as follows:

Danna Gianforte is the Associate Vice Chancellor (AVC) and Chief Information Officer (CIO)

and has primary responsibility for strategic planning and operational support related to UCR's campus-wide and system-wide information systems and voice and data networks.

Organizational Leadership

Campus Information Services (CIS) is broadly organized as follows:

Enterprise Infrastructure

Mike Kennedy is the Chief Technology Officer and is responsible for providing the highest level of technical planning, consulting, and visioning support relating to the implementation and operation of systems, applications and campus computing (servers, networks, security, etc.) infrastructure.

Enterprise Solutions

David Gracey is the Senior Director of Enterprise Solutions and is responsible for a wide variety of software applications supporting UCR’s administrative and academic operating environments.

Academic Information Systems

Mary Livaudais is the Director of Academic Information Systems provides leadership, technical expertise, and project management guidance to UCR's Student Information Systems (SIS) software team.

Educational Technology and Computing Services

Israel Fletes is the Director of Educational Technology and Computing Support Services and is responsible for campus-wide desktop computing support, instructional technology services, classroom technology support, and other faculty instructional and research technology support initiatives.

Computing Infrastructure & Systems Operations

Andrew Tristan is the Director of Infrastructure and Systems Operations. He provides leadership and technical direction relating to the development of long term computing infrastructure objectives as well as associated operational plans.

Network Services

Cesar Higueros is the Director of Network Services and provides leadership, direction, planning, and management to the Communications Services department encompassing all aspects of voice (telephone) and data (network) communications for the campus.

Planning, Finance, and Administration

Shelley Gupta is the Chief Financial and Administrative Officer (CFAO) and manages all financial and administrative functions for Campus Information Services.

More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Computing & Communications
Computing & Communications Bldg.

Tel: (951) 827-4741
Fax: (951) 827-4541
E-mail: bearhelp@ucr.edu

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