Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer

The University of Minnesota seeks an innovative and visionary leader for the position of Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer (CIO).  This is a system-wide leadership position located in Minneapolis, and it is responsible for all IT services at the University’s flagship campus in Minneapolis/St. Paul, as well as the University of Minnesota campuses located in Duluth, Crookston, Morris and Rochester, and its academic health center campus in the Twin Cities.


The CIO will assume responsibilities for a well-coordinated, collaborative and distributed IT service organization already in place at the University, and will be responsible for leading, championing, and leveraging the critical role of technology in supporting and advancing the University’s academic, research and outreach mission.  The CIO is responsible for ensuring the strategic and operational excellence of coordinated IT services by leading the central IT organization that supports the academic and administrative units to advance all aspects of the University’s mission.


Reporting to the Senior Vice President for Finance and Operations, this executive is the CIO for the entire University of Minnesota system and works in partnership with the University’s president, senior leaders and campus communities to build upon the University’s reputation as one of the world’s most renowned public research universities.  They provide leadership for central IT services, including ultimate responsibility for staff and unit operations in the Office of Information Technology (OIT).  Currently the OIT has approximately 450 employees and an annual operating budget of approximately $79 million.  The CIO will be expected to manage consensus with key stakeholders throughout the University, and work closely with other senior leaders in the planning process to assure appropriate technology-based decisions.  This key executive plays an important leadership role in representing the University of Minnesota in regional, national and international IT initiatives that position the University for expanded access and excellence.


Founded in 1851, the University of Minnesota (UMN), with its five campuses, is one of the most comprehensive universities in the country.  The University of Minnesota is a world-class public research university based in a vibrant, urban setting next to the Mississippi River, with unparalleled opportunities for collaboration and partnerships.  The University of Minnesota is one of only five universities in the nation with an engineering school, a medical school, a law school, a veterinary medical school, and an agricultural school all on one campus.  UMN is the eighth most active public research university, with more than $880 million in annual research awards.


Please direct all inquiries, nominations, expressions of interest, and applications (including a cover letter and resume) to or Laura Vallone at 630-575-6173. Recruitment on this search will continue until the position is filled. 


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