Vice Provost for Technology and Chief Information Officer
Texas Woman’s University — America’s largest public university focused on educating women — invites nominations and applications for the position of Vice Provost for Technology and Chief Information Officer. This distinctive university seeks an experienced information technology leader who is collaborative, strategic, and entrepreneurial to provide vision and leadership for developing and implementing efficient, innovative and cost effective technology. Reporting directly to the provost, yet serving on the cabinet of the chancellor and president, this position is responsible for aligning technology to academic and administrative objectives and strategies. This position will collaborate with leaders at the highest level of the organization and manage a team of professionals who are accountable for the delivery of technology at the university.
Created in 1901 by the 27th Texas State Legislature, Texas Woman’s has become known for its contributions and leadership in the fields of education, nutrition, business, the arts and sciences, and especially in the nursing and health care professions. The university offers the student support, class sizes, and campus aesthetics more typically found at a private university. The university believes in a quality education that insists on excellence and creating opportunity, which is why it offers more than $15 million in scholarships annually.
In 2014, The Chronicle of Higher Education cited Texas Woman’s as the fifth-fastest growing public doctoral university in America (55% growth from 2003 to 2013). It is the only university in the Lone Star State to offer doctoral degrees in occupational therapy, physical therapy, dance and women’s studies. About 10% of the university’s nearly 16,000 students are men, who have been admitted to the University’s graduate programs since 1972 and all undergraduate programs since 1994.
Working collaboratively with the provost, members of the university’s leadership team, and with faculty, staff, and students, the new CIO will provide dynamic and forward-looking leadership to a complex portfolio of services including infrastructure, network, cyber security, telecommunications, enterprise systems, classroom and conference technology, computer labs, online delivery and collaboration software, interdisciplinary and inter-institutional research data management, and other academic technology. The CIO will join a visionary chancellor, an enthusiastic provost, and a solid leadership team in planning for and responding to the challenges and opportunities of the future by bringing strong technology expertise, creative strategies, optimism, energy, integrity, and significant communication and leadership skills. The new CIO will possess the ability to lead a strong and dedicated staff and to engage them in thoughtful consideration of best practices in technology services.
Nomination and Application Process
The Vice Provost for Technology and Chief Information Officer search committee will begin reviewing applications in mid-February and will continue until the position is filled. For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by April 15, 2018. Candidates should provide a letter of interest, résumé, and five professional references with e-mail and telephone numbers (references will not be contacted without prior written authorization from the applicant). Applications and nominations should be sent electronically (PDF or MS Word) to TWUCIO@agbsearch.com.
The search is being supported by:
Karen L. Goldstein, Ph.D.
Executive Search Consultant
Melissa K. Trotta, Ed.D.
Associate Managing Principal
Ms. Susanne Kelsey
Texas Woman’s University strives to provide an educational environment that affirms the rights and dignity of each individual, fosters diversity, and encourages a respect for the differences among persons. Discrimination or harassment of any kind is considered inappropriate. Texas Woman’s University is committed to equal opportunity in employment and education and does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national or ethnic origin, veteran’s status, genetic information or against qualified disabled persons. All positions at Texas Woman’s University are deemed security sensitive; background checks are conducted on applicants considered for employment. TWU is a “Tobacco Free Campus”.