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CENTER FOR INFORMATION SYSTEMS (CIS)

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A group of students sit in a MISA meeting.

The Center for Information Systems (CIS) is dedicated to improving the development, application and management of information systems through quality instruction, internationally recognized research and service to area businesses and other profit and non-profit organizations. Student success and participation are rewarded through scholarships, facilitation of internships, venues for public speaking and interaction with corporate members. The ultimate goal of CIS is to produce confident, intelligent and well-prepared IS graduates who are highly sought by a broad range of hiring organizations.

The center was established by Dr. Robert D. Smith in 1986 and has a strong focus on curriculum development, especially at the undergraduate level.

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MEETING SCHEDULE

CIS has three meetings per semester on Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., as well as an annual planning meeting in the summer.

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Annual Planning Meeting

The annual planning meeting will take place at 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 27 in Room A311 located in the Business Administration Building.

Meeting Schedule

Spring 2018

Fall 2018

  • February 9, 2018
  • March 16, 2018
  • May 4, 2018
  • September 28, 2018
  • October 26, 2018
  • December 7, 2018


 
IT EXPO

The annual IT Expo will take place on Tuesday, March 6 in the Kent State Student Center Ballroom, located on the third floor of the Student Center.


EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

  • CATHY BAKES, PH.D.

    Professor Emeritus
    Management and Information Systems
    cbakes@kent.edu
    330-672-1162

     

  • RYAN CONLON

    Instructor
    Management and Information Systems
    ryanconlon@yahoo.com
    440-729-3702

     

  • TOM COUNTRYMAN

    Chief Information Officer
    The Davey Tree Expert Company

     

  • Erika Sheeler

    Senior Manager
    Global Procurement Center of Excellence,
    Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

  • Erin Nunn, Director, Career Services Office

    ERIN NUNN

    Director
    Career Services Office
    enunn1@kent.edu

  • Evan Hudson, MISA President

    Evan Hudson

    President 
    Management and Information Systems Association (MISA)
    ehudson9@kent.edu


SUB COMMITTEES

There are three standing subcommittees:

  • THE CAREER EXPORATION COMMITTEE
  • THE CURRICULUM COMMITTEE
  • THE SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE

Each committee is co-chaired by both a KSU member and a business executive.

LEARN MORE ABOUT SUB COMMITTEES


MEMBERS

CIS is proud to have more than one hundred members. Those members include Kent State faculty, staff, students and corporate professionals. 

FEATURED MEMBER

Erika Engelmann Sheeler
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
Program Manager Principal, Business Transformation

"As former MISA president and a graduate of the MIS program, I am passionate about my involvement in CIS and supporting the development and engagement of emerging leaders from the College of Business Administration at Kent State."

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RECRUITING AND INTERNSHIPS

An internship is key to gaining experience in the field of information systems before graduation, as well as networking with current professionals. You can get credit for the internships you complete.

LEARN MORE ABOUT RECRUITING AND INTERNSHIPS


NORTHEAST OHIO COUNCIL ON HIGHER EDUCATION (NOCHE)

The mission of the Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education (NOCHE) is to mobilize the region's higher education and business communities for collective action that advances regional economic development.

LEARN MORE ABOUT NOCHE


STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

MISA LogoMisa

MISA is a professional student organization with a focus on computer information systems. MISA's mission is to serve as a forum for students with an interest in computer information systems to become more aware of the CIS curriculum and technology in today’s business world. 

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SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS

CENTER FOR INFORMATION SYSTEMS LEADERSHIP AWARDs

If you are a computer information systems major or minor who holds a leadership position with the Management Information Systems Association or any other IT leadership roles, you may be eligible for these awards. You can be nominated by faculty, students, administrators, employers, community leaders, etc.

View and/or Download the CIS Leadership Awards (PDF)

CENTER FOR INFORMATION SYSTEMS CERTIFICATION REIMBURSEMENt

For these awards, you must be a computer information systems major or minor who has completed at least six hours in your information systems courses. Preference will be given if you are a member of MISA and/or have IT-related experience.

View and/or Download the CIS Certification Reimbusement (PDF)

CENTER FOR INFORMATION SYSTEMS TUITION SCHOLARSHIPS

If you are currently a computer information systems major, then you may be eligible for these awards. Up to six awards are planned.

View and/or Download the CIS Tuition Scholarships (PDF)

After filling out the Tuition Scholarships application, please send the Scholarship Reference Form (located below) to your reference and have them fill it out digitally. 

View and/or Download the Scholarship Reference Form (PDF)

CENTER FOR INFORMATION SYSTEMS SUPPORT FOR PH.D. STUDENTS

To be eligible for this award, you must be a Ph.D. student in management systems with a concentration in information systems looking to petition the committee for support to engage in research or other professional activity. There is only one scholarship available.

View and/or Download the CIS Support for Ph.D. Students (PDF)

ADDITIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS

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GIVING TO THE CENTER

The Center for Information Systems is funded through donations from Kent State alumni and faculty. Member companies and local businesses voluntarily provide scholarships and other monetary awards to recognize various contributions of current KSU students.

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