Company Overview

In 2003, a consortium consisting of leading universities including Kansas State University, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of Nevada, Las Vegas and Washington State University joined forces to create OculusIT™, a higher education managed IT and cloud services partner.

OculusIT™ is a global, managed IT and cloud services company that, together with its technology partners, serves more than 600 colleges and universities. Headquartered in Chicago, OculusIT™ has a delivery network and operations across North America and globally.

Customer Engagement Philosophy

Company OverviewCustomer Centricity

To listen and be conscious of our customers’ technology requirements and help them deploy IT solutions that are agile and future ready.

Company OverviewAffordability

Our delivery and engagement methodology are aimed at reducing your IT spend by employing intuitive technology and best-in-class delivery capabilities.

Company Overview

Service Excellence

Technology is our passion. It’s our endeavor to achieve customer satisfaction through our relentless pursuit of service excellence.

Company Overview


We’re the trusted partner helping colleges and universities optimize their technology investments with affordable, cutting-edge IT solutions and services.


To empower higher education to affordably meet exponentially increasing student technology demands.


Global Footprint
US, India, UK,
Europe, Australia

years of serving higher education industry

Women-Owned Business Enterprise







OculusIT IT Leadership Advisory Board

Dr. Clarke oversees the management of the university’s network and communications infrastructure, ERP system , Academic Information Technology, and other Information Technology services that support all levels of research, learning, and teaching. Dr. Clarke serves as the Chair of the Alabama Higher Education CIO (HE-CIO) Council.

Dr. Damian Clarke

Chief Information Officer
Alabama A&M University

Jesse brings 17 years of experience in data center support, disaster planning and recovery, network services, IT security, network devices, server administration, infrastructure design and management, and effective technology solutions. At RSCCD, he supervises the coordination of network and district activities with campus academic technology staff and facility master planning.

Jesse Gonzalez

Assistant Vice Chancellor
Rancho Santiago Community College District

Robert, with over 35 years of experience in higher education IT, assists college leadership with direction and implementation of technology solutions to achieve strategic objectives, develop the IT Strategic Plan and Tactical Plans, and supervises the IT team with focus on customer service and quality assurance.

Robert O Paulson

Chief Information Officer
Texas A&M University

Karl is an Information Technology administrator, educator and researcher with proficiency in strategic planning, policy development and project management. He has experience in technology, business, teaching, research and publishing. His professional career includes work for U.S. and international companies and experience in higher education and non-profit sectors.

Karl J. Horvath

Chief Information Officer
La Salle University

Dr. Coverdale is VP for Information Technology and CIO at Central State University. She holds degrees in B.S., MBA, and Ph.D. and has 23 years as an IT professional including including roles with IBM, HP, Accenture, and President/CEO of the Virgin Islands Next Generation Network and focuses on leveraging smart technologies to meet the ever-evolving needs of modern students.

Dr. Tonjia Coverdale

Chief Information Officer
Central State University

Leadership Team

Joe brings over 20 years of experience building innovative higher education technology services companies. Joe was previously VP of Client Experience at CampusWorks and ran Ellucian’s corporate IT for many years. He is a collaborative leader known for his passion for building formidable teams framed by a cooperative and trusting culture focused on customer needs.



Jim serves as VP, Engagements at OculusIT. His key areas of expertise lie in strategic business development, leadership, customer relationships, and developing global partnerships, mergers & acquisition. As part of OculusIT, Jim helps colleges and universities leverage the latest technologies and reduce their overall operational costs via strategic IT initiatives. Jim was previously with Accenture.


Vice President, Engagements

Damon has over 20 years of experience in technology operations and management. As VP, Operations at OculusIT, he is responsible for developing and executing a global operations strategy in the company’s support functions, product and service delivery, customer billing, information technology, and global procurement. Damon held technical management roles at Concentrix, CSC and Navisite.


Vice President, Operations

Christopher Paetsch is the General Counsel of OculusIT. He has over 20 years of general counsel and litigation experience. Previously, he served as the Vice President and General Counsel at Kaplan Higher Education.


General Counsel