The Campus Computing Council was founded in the belief that it has a unique role in the development of Information Technology at UCLA. With an emphasis on voluntary partnership, strong technical expertise, experience with innovative techniques, organizational ability, and a direct understanding of the needs of local academic consumers of information technology, the Council is unique among entities at UCLA. While individual members have long contributed in a significant way to the development of information technology at UCLA, the formation of the Council enables members to direct their expertise to larger campuswide technological issues within the context of a supportive and cooperative milieu.