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SASI PILLAY
Vice President and Chief Information Officer
sasi.k.pillay@wsu.edu
509-335-8017

Sasi oversees the computing infrastructure of foundational technologies and research computing, telecommunications, local area and wide area networking, enterprise wide applications and services, and cybersecurity. He has led the development of roadmaps for academic and research computing, administrative and business computing, and foundational technologies; improved the service delivery of the IT organization by instituting change management, architectural review, and project management; and improved IT Security across all WSU campuses, including deploying a Security Operations Center and a Network Operations Center.

Before joining WSU in 2016, Sasi served as the associate vice president and chief information officer of the 26-campus University of Wisconsin system. Earlier he served as the chief technology officer for information technology at the National Aeronautical and Space Administration.

Sasi received NASA’s Exceptional Service Medal and the Outstanding Leadership Medal. He also received the Presidential Rank Award, recognizing him as a Meritorious Executive in the U.S. federal government.