Wednesday, April 23, 2014
The search committee for the Chief Information Officer and Vice Provost for Technology & Information Services position and the search firm consultants from Next Generation have been actively engaged in the review and evaluation of candidates for the position. More than 70 applications were submitted for consideration. Applicants came from a variety of backgrounds, from both higher education settings and other environments. Many had a combination of experience in higher education and the for-profit sector.
The committee invited three candidates to campus for interviews with stakeholder constituent faculty and staff groups, key University administrators, and members of the Trustees Technology Committee. Each candidate was also asked to make a presentation open to the campus addressing the following question: Based on your review of the University's 2020 Strategic Plan, what are the key strategic opportunities and challenges the University faces and how would you as Chief Information Officer help the University capitalize on those opportunities and address those challenges? The first two candidates visited the campus on April 15 & 16 and April 22 & 23 respectively. The final candidate is scheduled to visit the campus on May 7 & 8. It is anticipated that a decision will be made in mid-May with a starting date for the new appointee this summer.
If you have questions about the search, please feel free to contact a member of the search committee.