Forums set for chief information officer finalists

Photo of information technology hardwareAll 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 this 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 Thursday, Feb. 6, in the Illinois Room; the second candidate Monday, Feb. 10, in the Clara Sperling Sky Room; and the third candidate Friday, Feb. 14, also 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 Brett Coryell, currently deputy chief information officer at Emory University, a position he has held since 2007. Previously he was executive director and deputy chief information officer at Purdue University and a senior manager at Sprint Corp. in Houston.

People planning to attend the open forum are invited to provide feedback using this form. Hard copies can be turned in at the end of the forum; sent through campus mail to Cathy Cradduck, Division of Outreach, Engagement and Regional Development, Lowden Hall 307; or sent electronically within three days of the forum to ccradduc@niu.edu.

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 ccradduc@niu.edu.
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