The department was founded in 1968 as the Quantitative Methods department.
One of the founders of the department is now on the Board of Trustees at the university.
One of the founders of the department continues to be on the faculty of the department.
The computing center in the basement of Aquinas hall was dedicated to the other founder (James Lindsay) who is deceased.
CISC majors have gone on to careers in a variety of areas including technical areas such as operating systems development; management careers in the computer field; management careers in fields unrelated to computers; and graduate programs of many different varieties.
Three of the members of the faculty continue to participate in a monthly poker game established in 1967.
One of the faculty members takes over 30,000 photographs a year as a hobby - thank goodness for digital cameras.
One of the faculty members had a brief career as a lawyer.
A small abacus flanked by two airline-sized bottles of whiskey remains in the computing center where it was placed in 1965 as a backup device.