Saint Martin’s announces new head of IT

September 27, 2010

Lacey, Washington — Saint Martin’s University announced today that Patrick Taylor will be the new associate vice president for Integrated Technology Services (ITS). Taylor has over ten years of senior-level information technology (IT) management experience, providing expert advice and leadership in the planning, development, coordination, and implementation of large scale information. He is a highly experienced technology leader and business manager who has worked in both public service and the private sector. Prior to coming to Saint Martin’s, he served as the deputy chief information officer at the Oregon Department of Transportation and the senior information technologies manager at the City of Portland. He has also held senior-level IT positions at two Fortune 500 companies, Freightliner and Nike.

“Patrick brings a blend of technical and management skill to this newly re-framed position,” says Saint Martin’s Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Joseph Bessie. “His training, experience, intelligence, and management philosophy make him a great fit for leading Integrated Technology at Saint Martin’s.”

Says Taylor, “Saint Martin’s University is uniquely and strategically positioned to utilize new technologies to advance higher education. The vision of the faculty and leadership team is truly exciting, and I am delighted for the opportunity to serve such a team of professionals.” Taylor holds a master’s degree in Applied Information Systems from the University of Oregon, where he also served as an adjunct professor, teaching graduate courses in information management, IT governance, and strategic planning. More recently, he has been teaching online courses part time for Mount Hood Community College in the Business and Computer Information Systems department.

As associate vice president for ITS, Taylor will serve as the chief information officer for the University. Among his responsibilities will be to oversee the ITS department, which operates and maintains network and systems administration, computing, telecommunication, databases, equipment integration, and technology services that meet the needs of the administrative, educational, and research programs of the University. Taylor will officially assume his new role at Saint Martin’s on October 1.

Saint Martin’s University is an independent four-year, Catholic, coeducational university located on a 380-acre wooded campus in Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 18 Benedictine colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University prepares students for successful lives through its 22 majors and six graduate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education, and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes 1,250 students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its main campus, and 650 more to its extension campuses located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Everett College, Centralia College, and Tacoma Community College.

For additional information:

Genevieve Canceko Chan
Vice president, marketing and communications
Saint Martin's University
5300 Pacific Avenue SE Lacey, WA 98503