Vice President for Information Technology & Chief Information Officer

Michigan State University in Michigan

Date Posted January 17, 2014

East Lansing, MI


Vice President for
Information Technology & Chief Information Officer


Michigan State University (MSU) seeks a dynamic IT executive for the position of Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer


(VP/CIO). This is an exceptional opportunity to join a vibrant public research university and lead information technology across a $2 billion enterprise.


Founded in 1855, MSU is the nation's pioneer land-grant university. It is one of only 18 land-grant universities in the prestigious Association of American Universities, among the top 100 research universities in the world, a member of the Big Ten athletic conference, and a member of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC). The University is located in East Lansing, Michigan, three miles from the state capitol in Lansing. A diverse and inclusive academic community, in fall 2013 MSU enrolled just over 49,000 students from all 50 states and more than 125 countries and engaged nearly 2,000 tenure system faculty members. The University offers 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges and is a world leader in basic and applied research in the areas of nuclear physics, global agrifood, plant sciences, supply chain management, and teacher education. At MSU, instruction, research, and outreach are integrated to make the institution an innovative, responsive public resource for the 21st century. The University is known for its high-quality undergraduate experience, which emphasizes participation in research, study abroad, and service-learning.


The successful candidate will be a transformative leader who will provide the strategic management and vision to guide the future direction of IT in support of the administrative, academic and research missions of MSU. The VP/CIO will possess senior IT leadership experience working in highly complex organizations, preferably research universities. Demonstrated understanding of the spectrum of IT activities, including technology infrastructure, academic and research computing, administrative systems and grant and outreach activities is essential. The VP/CIO will be a visible and inclusive leader with the ability to communicate effectively, develop strong trusting relationships at all levels and facilitate change. A bachelor's degree is required and an advanced degree is highly preferred.


Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. Candidates should provide a curriculum vitae or resume with a letter of application. These materials should be sent electronically via e-mail to the University's consultants, Linda Hodges and Nick Giannas at MSUVPCIO@wittkieffer.com. The consultants can be reached by telephone through Ramona Kochis at (630) 575-6124.


MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, person of color, veterans and persons with disabilities. It is also committed to providing a work environment that supports employees' work and personal life and offers employment assistance to the spouse or partner candidates for faculty, academic and non-academic staff positions.