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Chief Information Officer

University of Rhode Island
Kingston, Rhode Island
Date posted
May 2, 2024

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University of Rhode Island

Kingston, Rhode Island

The University of Rhode Island, the premier public research institute in the State of Rhode Island, seeks an experienced IT professional to serve as the next Chief Information Officer (CIO).

This is an outstanding opportunity to join a university that is an established academic leader in the State of Rhode Island. The University of Rhode Island (URI) is the state’s flagship land- and sea-grant research institution, with a commitment to urban initiatives. A student-centered research institution, URI actively partners with other organizations globally, regionally and locally to advance knowledge and to develop informed residents and leaders. URI is committed to high-quality education, community engagement, and solving the world’s most important challenges. Situated on the traditional land and territories of the Narragansett Nation and the Niantic People, URI strives to create a diverse and inclusive environment for researchers, teachers, learners, and community members. The CIO will be a sophisticated, visionary leader who will facilitate information technology in its many forms across the University, supporting its mission of excellence in teaching, research, public engagement, creativity, and economic development.

The CIO reports dually to the Provost and Vice President for Administration & Finance and serves as a member of the President’s Stewardship Council. The CIO is responsible for information technology strategy, policies, and services that support teaching, learning, and research across the University of Rhode Island. The CIO heads Central IT, also known as ITS, a $24.8 million central IT organization with a staff of 83. ITS is directly responsible for operating and supporting university networking and general computing services, learning management and research computing systems, in addition to some of the enterprise services for the campus. This position also works with faculty and staff to  support interdisciplinary research initiatives and develop campus responses to rapid technology changes. The CIO will play a critical role in promoting the institution’s success in achieving goals set by a recent campus-wide strategic planning process and by the recent IT strategic plan.

The University of Rhode Island has partnered with Isaacson, Miller, the national recruiting firm. Confidential inquiries nominations, and referrals may be directed to Dan Rodas and Joanna Cook at

The University of Rhode Island occupies the traditional stomping ground of the Narragansett Nation and the Niantic People. We honor and respect the enduring and continuing relationship between the Indigenous people and this land by teaching and learning more about their history and present-day communities, and by becoming stewards of the land we, too, inhabit.


The University of Rhode Island is an equal-opportunity employer committed to the principles of affirmative action.  It is the policy of the University of Rhode Island to provide reasonable accommodation when requested by a qualified applicant or employee with a disability.



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