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Chief Information Officer and Vice President for Information Technology

Syracuse University
Syracuse, New York
Commensurate with qualifications
Start date
Nov 21, 2023

Chief Information Officer and Vice President for Information Technology

A national search is underway as Syracuse University (“Syracuse”), a private, R1 student-focused global research university, seeks a new leader to serve as the Chief Information Officer and Vice President for Information Technology (“CIO”). The CIO will be joining at a critical time as Syracuse has recently announced a new academic strategic plan to shape and guide the University’s future – Leading With Distinction.

The Chief Information Officer (CIO) holds a vital role within Syracuse University serving as a pivotal member of the Chancellor's Council. The CIO's primary responsibilities encompass the formulation and execution of strategies aimed at ensuring that Information Technology Services (ITS) plays a central role in supporting both the academic and administrative functions of the University. Additionally, the CIO assumes day-to-day leadership of the ITS department.

The CIO acts as a driving force for aligning information technology objectives across campus into a centralized vision and the CIO serves as the primary facilitator in aligning the University’s technology acquisition and deployment initiatives. The Office of the CIO is comprised of the following departments: Academic Technology Services, Business Office, Core Infrastructure Services, Digital Accessibility Services, Enterprise Application Systems, Enterprise Technology Group, and Information Security.

The Office of the CIO actively engages in campus-wide collaborations, offering support for various initiatives such as University Research Computing, a joint endeavor involving the campus research community and technology groups throughout the university. Furthermore, the Office of the CIO plays a significant role in overseeing the ITS MakerSpace in partnership with Learning Environments and Media Production (LEMP), as well as the Digital Scholarship Space (DSS).

The ideal candidate will be a highly strategic and collaborative leader who has demonstrated success in leading digital transformation in a dynamic and complex environment. The successful candidate will exhibit innovative thinking and the ability to quickly build trust with internal and external stakeholders. They will leverage past and present experiences to drive progress and meet goals while maintaining strong relationships with faculty, staff, and students.

Confidential review of applications, nomination and expressions of interest will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made. To ensure full consideration, please email a letter of interest and resume to Korn Ferry at

Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University is interested in candidates who have the communications skills and cross-cultural abilities to maximize their effectiveness with diverse groups of colleagues, students and community members. All employment decisions are made on a non-discriminatory basis. Syracuse University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, citizenship, pregnancy or maternity, protected veteran status, work-related injury or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state or local law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

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