Chief Information Officer

Texas Tech University

Texas Tech University (Texas Tech) invites applications and nominations for the position of Chief Information Officer (CIO).

As a member of the President’s cabinet, reporting to the CFO and Senior Vice President for Administration & Finance, the new CIO is responsible for all Information Technology operations and management for Texas Tech University. Managing a staff of more than 140 personnel and an annual operational budget of approximately $25 million, vision setting, team leadership, clear and transparent communication and relationship building within the IT organization and across the community are critical to the CIO’s success. While experience in a college or university is preferred, a true interest in how learning is enhanced by technology and a passion for serving students and the faculty and staff who support them will be important.

The ideal candidate will bring a minimum of ten years of experience with increasing responsibilities for management and leadership of information technology professionals; demonstrated experience in IT strategic planning, complex budgeting and personnel management; experience leveraging technology to achieve the most effective and efficient solutions to support teaching, research, and student learning and business processes; experience with cybersecurity issues and solutions, and demonstrated experience in working in an environment that requires a high degree of customer service skills and a proven commitment to promoting and maintaining a service-oriented culture. Bachelor’s degree in business, technology or related field is required. An advanced degree is preferred.

Texas Tech University (TTU) in Lubbock boasts a diverse and robust IT infrastructure, supporting its community of over 50,000 students, faculty, and staff. Microsoft is a core strategic partner with both Office 365 and Azure implemented as enterprise level solutions. Ellucian Banner serves as our student information system {SIS) and resource planning system (RPS). Storage needs are managed through a combination of on-premises options, through TOSM and ITTS, and Azure services support our cloud storage needs. Texas Tech operates through an internal network infrastructure, encompassing high-speed data centers, fiber optics, and Wi-Fi networks across the Lubbock campus. This internal network serves as the foundation for connecting various devices and applications across the university.

Founded in 1923 and located in Lubbock, Texas Tech is a comprehensive public research university that provides the highest standards of excellence in higher education, fosters intellectual and personal development, and stimulates meaningful research and service to humankind. The University is committed to teaching and the advancement of knowledge.

TTU is comprised of thirteen colleges/schools: Gordon W. Davis College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources; Huckabee College of Architecture; College of Arts & Sciences; Jerry S. Rawls College of Business Administration; College of Education; Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering; Honors College; College of Human Sciences; College of Media & Communication; J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts; Graduate School; School of Law; and the School of Veterinary Medicine.

Candidates are encouraged to review the search profile, which can be accessed above. Additional information about Texas Tech can be found here:

The Search Committee will begin a review of applications in mid-March and continue work until an appointment is made. To ensure full consideration, application materials should be received by no later than March 28, 2024.

The following AGB Search Principals are assisting with this search: 

Margaret (Peggy) Plympton, Ed.D.,; (484) 554-4542.

Monica Burton,; (917) 825-2961.

All application materials should be submitted through the AGB Search portal here:

Questions regarding the application process should be directed to:

Application materials should include:

  • A Letter of Interest stating how the candidate’s experiences and qualifications connect with the required/ preferred characteristics and priorities expressed in the position profile.
  • A current CV or resume.
  • Five professional references with emails, telephone numbers, and a description of the candidate’s professional relationship with each reference listed. Note – References will not be contacted without prior authorization from the applicant.

Nominations and expressions of interest for the Chief Information Officer position are encouraged. Please direct them to or to the AGB search consultants listed above.

EEO Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran. For additional information, please visit

Safety Statement

Adherence to robust safety practices and compliance with all applicable health and safety regulations are responsibilities of all TTU employees.

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