Strategic Initiatives

Fostering strategic innovation and excellence in Student Affairs IT.

Strategy InfograhicStrategic Initiatives is the intersection of strategy, analysis, and project management. Everything begins and ends with strategy. Through proactive collaboration and communication, we work with our Student Affairs partners to identify issues, evaluate potential projects and opportunities, leverage our expertise to align with organizational plans, goals, and objectives, and formulate key partnerships within Berkeley’s Student Affairs business units. We identify, research, and promote innovative opportunities, conduct comprehensive assessments to better serve our internal & external partners, manage the project portfolio, and collaborate on procurement processes to ensure accessibility and information security. Through these actions and efforts, Strategic Initiatives strives to promote the seamless integration of technology, fostering progress and excellence across our Student Affairs community.


Partnership + Collaboration

  • Develop and strengthen partnerships across Student Affairs.
  • Security, procurement, and project planning resources.

Transformative Solutions

  • Identify opportunities to connect project management, analysis, and Student Affairs stakeholders.

Strategic Portfolio Management

  • Align Campus Strategic Goals, Student Affairs Strategic Plan, One IT Strategic Plan, and SAIT Priorities to active projects and work efforts.


  • Supports project communication, documentation, and stakeholder engagement.
  • Refines business process documentation through assessment and design.
  • Manages Strategic Initiatives dashboards, reports, and process mapping.
  • Student Affairs strategic technical guidance.
  • Information Security support.

initiativeProject Management

  • Foster project management excellence & practices from initial vision to close out
  • Ensure projects align with Student Affairs strategic goals and objectives that will benefit our campus community
  • Coordinate Accessibility, Data Security and Procurement guidance for projects
  • Strengthen our customer partnerships, collaborations & communication efforts to help ensure project success

Project Request Calendar

Spring 2024

  • Feb 2, 2024: Project Request Deadline
  • Feb 23, 2024: Portfolio heads complete project approval and prioritization.
  • March 2024: Division project prioritization complete.

Fall 2024

  • July 19, 2024: Project Request Deadline
  • August 9, 2024: Portfolio heads complete project approval and prioritization.
  • August 30, 2024: Division project prioritization complete.