Center for Information Technology

About CIT

Marcel Mutsindashyaka
Photo credit: Tanya Rosen-Jones ’97

Greetings from CIT! My name is Marcel Mutsindashyaka. I am the Chief Information Officer at Oberlin College and privileged to lead a talented and exceptional team.

Beyond the circuits and codes, at the heart of everything we do, is our commitment to the people of Oberlin College. Our team isn’t just experienced in technology—we’re passionate about delivering an experience that echoes the excellence our college stands for.

Our mission isn’t just about leading the digital technology but ensuring that this technology actively supports Oberlin College in realizing its strategic objectives with excellence.

We aim to be not just a department but partners—empowering, supporting, and collaborating with every member of the Oberlin College community to use technology and make the college an intelligent institution that fosters innovation and a holistic approach to education in the digital age.

Our vision:
“We strive to serve as technology partners, empowering and supporting the Oberlin College community through effective use of technology.”

Our direction is clear. Every technology we deliver is thoughtfully planned and executed with both the institution and the end user at the forefront of our considerations. As futurists, we pave the way for emerging technologies, ensuring that Oberlin College not only keeps pace with the digital technology but leads it.

With six specialized teams within CIT, you can be confident that your specific needs will be addressed by experts with tailored solutions. Get know our team members, their expertise, and don't hesitate to greet them in the hallways or around campus corners.

Kurt Eckert.
Photo credit: Tanya Rosen-Jones ’97

Kurt Eckert
Enterprise Infrastructure

Chris Drennen.
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Chris Drennen
Academic Technology

Vijaya Sastry.
Photo credit: Tanya Rosen-Jones ’97

Vijaya Sastry
Enterprise Applications

Heather Spellman.
Photo credit: Oberlin College

Heather Spellman
IT Project Management

Allison Walker.
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Allison Walker
Information Security


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