Chief Information Officer search has begun

The Search and Screen Committee has been selected, and the search is on for UW-Green Bay’s new Chief Information Officer (CIO). The firm Witt Kieffer will assist.

The CIO will provide leadership, vision and strategy across the University to support the information technology needs of the students, faculty, and staff and to advance the institutional mission in our multi- campus setting. As the landscape in higher education is ever-changing, it will be important for the CIO to commit to building an information technology program that adequately supports both the academic and administrative areas of the university now and into the future addressing all aspects of information technology including enterprise solutions, administrative functions, academic support, cybersecurity, IT policies and strategic plans. The CIO will play an increasing role to in our evaluation of educational technologies and distance learning applications, and will be responsible for understanding the full scope of technology needs of students, faculty, and staff and providing a continuous commitment to excellence in customer service and support.

In a message to faculty and staff on Dec. 11, Vice Chancellor Sheryl Van Gruensven acknowledged the unique structure that campus operated in with Paula Ganyard in the role of both Chief Information Officer, overseeing both Computing and Information Technology, and Library Services: “I would like to thank Paula for stepping up to fill the role of CIO, for what was an undetermined amount of time, while also leading the UW-Green Bay Libraries,” she said. “During her time as CIO, Paula led IT through the UW Colleges restructuring process, COVID-19 crisis that required IT to quickly support a remote workforce, helped to establish a strong information security program, created a service-oriented approach to IT services through reorganization, the establishment of an IT Service Portfolio, and much more.” Ganyard will return to her role as Director of Libraries when the new CIO is appointed.

The Search and Screen Committee will be led by Vice Chancellor Corey King. Watch the Log for updates.