Finalists for chief information officer to visit

Three open forums scheduled for trio of job candidates

Photo of information technology hardwareTHE JAN. 27 FORUM HAS BEEN CANCELED AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED AT A LATER DATE.

All members of the campus community are invited to meet finalists for the position of vice president of Information Technology and chief information officer at open forums beginning next week.

All forums will be held from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in the Holmes Student Center.

The first candidate will appear Monday, Jan. 27, in the Clara Sperling Sky Room; the second candidate Thursday, Feb. 6, in the Illinois Room; and the third candidate Monday, Feb. 10, in the Sky Room.

In addition to the general campus forums, each candidate will spend two days meeting with a variety of campus constituencies, including student leaders, commissions and councils, deans, ITS staff and President Doug Baker and his cabinet, as well as the CIO search committee.

The first candidate is Sharon P. Pitt, currently interim deputy CIO at George Mason University.

Pitt has worked at GMU since 2006, and has served as executive director of an IT consortium comprised of four Virginia universities. Previous positions include associate vice provost of learning technologies at North Carolina State University, and director of instructional technology and distance learning at James Madison University.

NIU’s new CIO position was created by and will report directly to President Baker.

The successful candidate will direct the planning and implementation of enterprise IT systems in support of the university’s learning mission and business operations with an emphasis on cost effectiveness and service quality, as well as education, research, outreach and business development.

For more information, call (815) 753-5008 or email ccradduck@niu.edu.

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