Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer

University of South Carolina

University of South CarolinaUniversity of South Carolina
Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer

The University of South Carolina seeks an established leader to serve as the next Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer (VP and CIO). The VP and CIO will partner with other key Cabinet leaders to integrate planning and service delivery while leading the ongoing commitment to support and promote the strategic use of information technology to advance the overall mission of the University and System. The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable about the technological needs of a major research university, experienced at this senior leadership level, and skilled at navigating complex organizational structures.

The University

Founded in 1801, the University of South Carolina (USC) Columbia is the flagship institution of the University of South Carolina System—the leading educator for the state, serving more than 52,000 students across eight institutions. In Columbia, fall enrollment exceeds 35,000, with students hailing from all 50 states and more than 90 nations. The flagship campus includes sixteen colleges and schools with more than 2,500 faculty, many of whom have earned significant recognition, placing the university in the top 5% of public universities in the nation for the number of national faculty awards received. USC operates two medical school campuses (one each in Columbia and Greenville) and is home to the state’s only public law school. With over 750,000 residents in the greater metro area, Columbia is one of the largest cities in the state and is within a 2-hour drive to nearby beaches, within 90 minutes of the Appalachian Mountains, and within 20 minutes of nearby Lake Murray.

About the Position

Reporting directly to the University President and serving on his Cabinet, the Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer (VP & CIO) will inherit a capable leadership team, each member managing their own team of IT professionals working to ensure the students, staff, and faculty have the access, connectivity, and resources needed to be successful. The successful candidate for this position will hold a Master’s degree or equivalent education, and a substantive record of IT leadership experience in an organization similar in size and scope to the University of South Carolina, of which at least 3 years is leading an IT unit at an institution of higher education. Competitive applicants will have a professional record that shows successful information technology management experience in progressively more senior positions within complex organizational environments. For the full list of position duties and additional information about the University, please visit the search profile at this link.

Nominations and applications should be sent to Only applications received by November 3, 2023, can be assured full consideration. Assisting this search is Mahauganee Shaw (, Senior Consultant with Academic Search. Nominators and prospective applicants may reach out directly to arrange a confidential discussion about this opportunity.

The University of South Carolina is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution. Women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


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