University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee - Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Information Officer

WI, Milwaukee

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) invites nominations and applications for the position of Associate Vice Chancellor & Chief Information Officer (AVC/CIO). UWM seeks an innovative, strategic, and experienced leader who is energized to maximize the strategic use of technology and digital opportunities as an academic enabler for continued growth and excellence at Wisconsin’s only public university with an access and research mission. 

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee offers a comprehensive and professional education at undergraduate and graduate levels across 15 schools and colleges to its more than 24,000 students on three campuses (83% of whom are from Wisconsin), which include two 2-year campuses in nearby Waukesha and Washington counties. UWM has achieved high standards in its unique role as the only public, urban, access, and research university in Wisconsin as noted by its R1 Carnegie Research Classification and Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement.

Reporting directly to the Senior Vice Chancellor of Finance & Administrative Affairs and part of the Chancellor’s Executive Cabinet, the AVC/CIO is responsible for the overall leadership, management and administration of the University IT Services (UITS) as well as the customer-service facing Campus Technology Support (CTS), in a primarily centralized IT environment with many diverse stakeholders. UITS and CTS provide IT infrastructure and enterprise technology services with the goal to connect the campus community with technology that supports the University’s mission and provides the tools and resources needed for success.

The AVC/CIO will play an integral role in delivering innovative digital technology solutions in transforming how higher education is delivered with the goal of improving the student experience, enabling access to education and supporting the research mission. The AVC/CIO will provide the strategic and operational leadership in guiding the future direction for IT and will work in collaboration with senior leadership to achieve institutional goals and objectives. 

The AVC/CIO will be a strategic and experienced IT executive who will endeavor to develop and lead a high performing team that provides quality IT services in support of UWM’s missions. The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding and a solid track record working in an academic environment with a strong tradition of collaboration and shared governance. The AVC/CIO will have the ability to build relationships and work collaboratively with a diverse constituency of administration, faculty, staff and students. Balancing resources and priorities effectively is essential. This leader will be able to create a vision and deliver results in a large and complex institution.

Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. Candidates should provide a resume or curriculum vitae and a letter of application. Please direct all application materials to Nick Giannas or Scott Dethloff via the buttons below. Inquiries and nominations may also be directed to the consultants through the portal. 

UWM is an AA/EO employer: All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.