Vice President of IT and Chief Information Officer

Georgia Institute of Technology

Georgia Tech
Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer

The Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), in Atlanta, one of the nation’s top public research universities, seeks a driven, visionary leader to serve as its Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer (CIO). This is an outstanding opportunity to be part of a highly supportive senior leadership team and an entrepreneurial culture while making a significant impact at a preeminent institution experiencing tremendous growth.

Georgia Tech Overview
Georgia Tech prides itself on its technological resources, collaborations, high-quality student body, and its commitment to building an outstanding and diverse community of learning, discovery, and creation. We strongly encourage applicants whose values align with our institutional values, as outlined in our Strategic Plan. These values include academic excellence, diversity of thought and experience, inquiry and innovation, collaboration and community, and ethical behavior and stewardship. Georgia Tech has policies to promote a healthy work-life balance and is aware that attracting faculty may require meeting the needs of two careers.

About Georgia Tech
Georgia Tech is a top-ranked public research university situated in the heart of Atlanta, a diverse and vibrant city with numerous economic and cultural strengths. The Institute serves more than 45,000 students through top-ranked undergraduate, graduate, and executive programs in engineering, computing, science, business, design, and liberal arts. Georgia Tech’s faculty attracted more than $1.4 billion in research awards this past year in fields ranging from biomedical technology to artificial intelligence, energy, sustainability, semiconductors, neuroscience, and national security. Georgia Tech ranks among the nation’s top 20 universities for research and development spending and No. 1 among institutions without a medical school. 

Georgia Tech’s Mission and Values
Georgia Tech’s mission is to develop leaders who advance technology and improve the human condition. The Institute has nine key values that are foundational to everything we do:

  1. Students are our top priority.
  2. We strive for excellence.
  3. We thrive on diversity.
  4. We celebrate collaboration.
  5. We champion innovation.
  6. We safeguard freedom of inquiry and expression.
  7. We nurture the wellbeing of our community.
  8. We act ethically.
  9. We are responsible stewards.

Over the next decade, Georgia Tech will become an example of inclusive innovation, a leading technological research university of unmatched scale, relentlessly committed to serving the public good; breaking new ground in addressing the biggest local, national, and global challenges and opportunities of our time; making technology broadly accessible; and developing exceptional, principled leaders from all backgrounds ready to produce novel ideas and create solutions with real human impact.

Opportunity Summary
Reporting to the Executive Vice President for Administration and Finance and Chief Business Officer, the CIO will provide leadership and strategic vision for information technology across the university. In collaboration with key stakeholders, including administration, faculty, researchers, staff, students, and University System of Georgia, the CIO will work to optimally align IT with the goals, strategic direction and mission of Georgia Tech. The CIO will play an integral role in supporting efforts to achieve administrative excellence and continued growth of the university, such as enrollment, on-line programs, research and improving the student experience. Key initiatives will include optimizing the IT governance structure to ensure the organization’s ability to effectively prioritize new technology investments; modernize the IT infrastructure; in partnership with University System of Georgia, selection of a next generation ERP and leading the implementation on the Georgia Tech campus; continuing to advance the cybersecurity program; enhance the research computing environment; and better enable access and utilization of data and analytics.

The successful candidate will be a dynamic, experienced and purpose-driven leader with a history of building high-performing teams and enhancing IT services within a complex and growing academic institution. The CIO will be a collaborative and team-oriented partner who can communicate effectively and build strong relationships with stakeholders across Georgia Tech and within the University of Georgia System, driving programs forward through garnering credibility and consensus. This innovative leader will be creative and knowledgeable about trends in technology supporting education and research. The CIO will be a servant leader who can lead change effectively within a leading research university.

Applications, nominations and inquiries are invited. Applications should include, as separate documents, a resume and cover letter addressing the themes in the profile. WittKieffer is assisting Georgia Tech in this search. The search will remain open until an appointment is made.

Application materials should be submitted using WittKieffer’s candidate portal.

Nominations and inquiries can be directed to the consultants through the portal.

Equal Employment Opportunity
The Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. The University is committed to maintaining a fair and respectful environment for all. To that end, and in accordance with federal and state law, Board of Regents policy, and University policy, Georgia Tech provides equal opportunity to all faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including applicants for admission and/or employment, contractors, volunteers, and participants in institutional programs, activities, or services. Georgia Tech complies with all applicable laws and regulations governing equal opportunity in the workplace and in educational activities. 

Georgia Tech prohibits discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, on the basis of race, ethnicity, ancestry, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, genetics, or veteran status in its programs, activities, employment, and admissions. This prohibition applies to faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including affiliates, invitees, and guests. Further, Georgia Tech prohibits citizenship status, immigration status, and national origin discrimination in hiring, firing, and recruitment, except where such restrictions are required in order to comply with law, regulation, executive order, or Attorney General directive, or where they are required by Federal, State, or local government contract.

All members of the USG community must adhere to the USG Statement of Core Values, which consists of Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect. These values shape and fundamentally support our University’s work. Additionally, all faculty, staff, and administrators must also be aware of and comply with the Board of Regents and Georgia Institute of Technology’s policies on Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom. More information on these policies can be found here: Board of Regents Policy Manual | University System of Georgia (usg.edu)

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