Strategic Initiatives and Process Improvement

The Office of Strategic Initiatives and Process Improvement (SIPI) advances the University's mission by managing and enabling the continuous digital transformation across UIW. In alignment with the University's values and strategic priorities, the SIPI team will deliver exceptional customer service to facilitate successful implementation and improvement activities to support the modernization of the UIW user experience.

Our Enterprise Services include:

Process Improvement: Engage with any UIW office edge-to-edge to enhance business operations through system-wide business analysis, continuous improvement and automation

Project Management: Commit capable project managers (PMs) to facilitate project planning, strategy implementation, and project execution to address large/complex cross-functional business needs.

IT Governance: Safeguard IT investments by maturing a framework to identify, prioritize, track, and communicate projects and initiatives that deliver added value to the UIW community.

Who We Are

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Vanessa Garza, DrBA

Director of Strategic Initiatives and Process Improvement


Nataly Gutierrez Lopez, MBA

IT Project Manager and Business Analyst


Victoria Sulaica, MBA

IT Business Analyst and Project Coordinator