University Operations: Vice President
Jim Ravelli was appointed chief information officer for the University of Portland in August 2008 and vice president for university operations in 2010 overseeing Information Services, Facilities Planning and Construction, Physical Plant, campus Master Planning and neighborhood and government relations.
Ravelli directs the University's academic and administrative computer, voice and data communications personnel, and is primarily responsible for leading the wide variety of campus technology users toward an environment that achieves the University's goals. Jim oversees Facilities Planning and Construction which is responsible for planning, design, and construction at the University of Portland and capital improvement services to all departments within the University community. He also oversees the Physical Plant, which is responsible for the management of University facilities including asset reinvestment, stewardship, and providing ongoing upkeep and maintenance for all University facilities, and Master Planning which works with the neighborhood and government entities on issues related to the main and river campus.
Jim Ravelli has served as vice president, service delivery for EasyStreet Online Services, based in Beaverton; senior director, global IT Operations (acting CIO) for VMware in Palo Alto, Calif.; CIO and director of IT Infrastructure for Brocade Communications in San Jose, Calif.; and founder and president of Archinetix, Incorporated, based in Portland. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from Arizona State University and Masters in Public Administration from University of Washington. Jim serves on the Board of Directors of Seton Catholic High School in Vancouver, WA.