Vice Provost for Information and Technology

Search for the Vice Provost for Information and Technology

Oregon State University

Corvallis, Oregon

Oregon State University (OSU), Oregon’s land-grant and premier research university, seeks a collaborative and experienced leader to serve as the Vice Provost for Information and Technology (VPIT). The VPIT will serve as an integral member of the academic affairs team and report directly to the Provost & Executive Vice President. This is a tremendous opportunity for an experienced, visionary leader with an entrepreneurial and collaborative spirit to provide the necessary strategy, technology, and systems to influence every aspect of the University and drive its continued success.

It is an exciting time to join Oregon State University. The University continues to climb the excellence ladder, keeping a clear focus on valuing student success, advancing and disseminating knowledge, and serving the people and the state of Oregon. OSU remains one of only two universities in the country to hold the Land, Sea, Space and Sun Grant designations and is the state’s only institution to hold both the Carnegie Foundation’s top designation for research institutions and its prestigious Community Engagement classification. OSU’s main campus is located in Corvallis, about 90 miles south of Portland. It has a growing second campus – OSU-Cascades – in Bend, as well as the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, a new facility in downtown Portland, 15 Agricultural Experiment Stations, and 35 county Extension offices. Its presence extends to every one of Oregon’s 36 counties and it provides online education worldwide through its award-winning Ecampus. OSU is now in the fourth phase of its strategic plan – SP4.0: Transformation, Excellence and Impact – and continues to make measurable progress in all areas.

The next VPIT will lead efforts to discover and implement innovations to advance learning, improve the campus experience, and increase administrative efficiency to enable the University’s missions in research, education, and engagement. The VPIT will oversee a $24.2 million budget and 164 staff and faculty members within the University Division of Information and Technology (UIT), which includes Academic Technology, Identity and Access Management, Network Services, Client Services, IT Infrastructure, Enterprise Computing Services, Web and Mobile Services, Information Security, and Institutional Analytics and Reporting. The VPIT will support a culture of data driven decision-making at all levels of the institution and be a leader who can partner across the University to achieve these objectives. Working in collaboration with faculty, staff, and University administrators, the VPIT will be expected to address a key set of opportunities and challenges:

  • Develop and lead the implementation of a highly effective IT strategy in support of the University’s strategic plan
  • Advance new initiatives and technologies on campus that directly support the success of OSU students, faculty, and staff
  • Refine and develop governance structures that support an evolving IT vision and strategy
  • Enhance communications across all IT functions and the entire University
  • Inspire, support, and develop IT staff
  • Build investment in UIT and grow IT resources and funding
  • Be an advocate for information technologies and services within the University and beyond

Oregon State University has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in this search. Screening of complete applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For more details, including the full position profile and to submit inquiries, nominations, referrals, and applications, please see the Isaacson, Miller website for the search: Electronic submission of materials is required.

Julie Filizetti and Alanya Green

Isaacson, Miller

1000 Sansome Street, Suite 300

San Francisco, CA 94111

Phone: 415.655.4900

Fax: 415.655.4905

OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.