Strategic Initiatives

The Strategic Initiatives unit provides vision and leadership to effectively integrate technology into the operations of the University. This unit leads efforts to develop, implement, and communicate services-based strategies that utilize technology. UMIT Strategic Initiatives works closely with University information technology leadership and the University community to shape and implement key IT investments, and to plan strategies aligned with the University's strategic plan, as well as student, employee, and faculty needs.


  • The Communications team develops, implements, and manages all UMIT organization, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) project, and other major project-related internal and external communications, strategies, and plans, as well as the branding and visual identity program. This team develops innovative, strategic, and creative solutions to communications challenges to ensure key messages are effectively shared with all audiences. The team facilitates the flow of information and understanding between all internal and external committees and constituencies across the University, including UMIT and University of Miami leadership. Additionally, the Communications team develops and creates editorial and creative content for all publications and communications, including newsletters, memos, FAQs, talking points, presentations, guides, media relations, etc., and manages marketing materials and content development for communications purposes, including videos, websites, posters, uniforms, etc.

IT Portfolio Management

  • The IT Portfolio Management team's mission is to provide an enterprise-wide approach to identify, prioritize, track, and successfully execute a technology portfolio of initiatives and projects in alignment with the University of Miami's strategic goals as determined by UMIT and University Leadership. This team is responsible for engaging with business stakeholders to understand IT needs and provide the structure for the successful completion of IT projects. Areas of responsibility include: end user needs assessments, requirements gathering; IT request review and governance approval; project delivery oversight; and portfolio reporting and KPIs.

Special Projects

  • The goal of the Special Projects area of UMIT is to supports senior leadership in a variety of projects across UMIT, based on department initiatives and priorities by being a department liaison to external constituents and coordination of internal UMT stakeholders.

Strategic Plan

  • The University IT Strategic Plan will align with the institutional priorities outlined in The Roadmap to Our New Century. The overarching objective of the IT strategic plan will be to leverage technology to improve or transform the student, faculty, and staff experience. In order to develop and sustain a plan that is actionable and forward thinking, strategy development will be centered around three planning horizons: immediate, intermediate, and long-term.

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