Perspectives from the Boardroom: IT and the Role of CIOs as Part of the Executive Management Team


CIOs at academic institutions are no longer relegated solely to the backroom. Information technology is now viewed as an indispensable element of the campus infrastructure, and as such, CIOs are increasingly becoming members of the President's cabinet. As this relationship begins to mature, CIOs are moving from mere reporters of how IT dollars are being spent to equal partners in strategic planning and decision making that goes into running a campus. The panel for this session is composed of a president, a CFO, and a provost, providing three different viewpoints on the emerging role of the CIO.

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