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Associate Vice Chancellor for Information Technology & CIO

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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Associate Vice Chancellor for Information Technology & CIO
University of Wisconsin–La Crosse 

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UW-La Crosse) seeks a dynamic, distinguished executive to serve as its next Associate Vice Chancellor for Information Technology & CIO. This is a unique opportunity at one of the most respected campuses within the University of the Wisconsin System and in the Midwest.

The CIO will report to the Vice Chancellor of Administration & Finance and will be responsible for providing the strategic and operational leadership for Information Technology Services. As a visionary leader, the CIO will work with the campus and system on managing computer information systems, networking communications, teaching and learning applications, information security, and technology infrastructure to support the mission of teaching, learning and research at UW-La Crosse. This key leader will ensure an effective governance structure is in place to help direct and facilitate future IT decisions and investments.  

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is a highly regarded, comprehensive institution within the University of Wisconsin system with over 10,500 students. UW-La Crosse is ranked by US News & World Report as one of the best regional universities in the Midwest. The University is committed to providing high quality education with a focus on continually improving the student experience.  Along with its strong mission of providing a dynamic learning environment and its reputation as a leading institution, UW-La Crosse is located on a beautiful 119 acre campus in a welcoming community.  

Qualifications for the CIO:

  • A bachelor's degree is required; an advanced degree is preferred.
  • A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience in information technology (IT) is desired with at least five years in a supervisory role.
  • Experience in public higher education is strongly desired, and experience providing support in a research-oriented environment would be favorable although not required.
  • Considerable experience working within complex organizational settings in relevant technology areas, as well as providing strategic and innovative thinking is desirable.
  • Demonstrated experience with the development and implementation of new delivery models balancing central and distributed services.
  • Proven ability to mobilize resources, foster innovation, and leverage core infrastructure services for research, learning and service.
  • Experience working with varied constituencies such as faculty, staff, and students to plan, promote, implement, and assess new and existing IT services.

Inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited. Priority consideration given to those who apply by September 24, 2021. Candidates should provide a resume or curriculum vitae, and a letter of application.

Applications, inquiries, and nominations are welcome and can be submitted via the WittKieffer Candidate Portal. The Candidate Portal is a secure, easy way to nominate a colleague, express interest, or apply for a position. For more information or questions, please contact Courtney MacKinnon at [email protected]

Additionally, we ask that all candidates who wish to apply, please visit the UW-La Crosse Self Identification Form and provide the requested information: 

The UW System provides an excellent benefits package, including participation in the Wisconsin State Retirement System. For more information about the benefits and total rewards estimator:

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identities of finalists must be revealed upon request. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).

For more information regarding the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and the surrounding area, see our Campus and Community section. For Campus Safety information see our University Police website and our Annual Security Report (for a paper copy please contact the Office of Human Resources at 608-785-8013). This report includes statistics about reported crimes, as well as information about crime prevention and campus security policies and procedures.

A criminal conviction investigation will be conducted on the finalist(s). In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the University does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record. All final candidates must be asked, prior to hire, whether they have been found to have engaged in, are currently under investigation for, or left employment during an active investigation in which they were accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment. When obtaining employment reference checks, these same sexual violence or sexual harassment questions must also be asked.

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human Resources.

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is an Affirmative Action Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to achieving a diverse workforce and to maintaining a community, which welcomes and values a climate supporting equal opportunity and difference among its members. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, genetic information, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status (including disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, other protected veteran, or Armed Forces service medal veteran status), age, or disability.

Courtney MacKinnon
April Allen

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