Texas A&M University — Associate Vice President, Enterprise Network Services

Texas A&M University (TAMU) seeks a dynamic, distinguished technology leader to serve as its next Associate Vice President, Enterprise Network Services (AVP). As one of the largest universities in the country, TAMU has experienced remarkable growth and the AVP will lead in developing a next generation network that optimally serves the current and future needs of a premiere research university.

Reporting to the Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, the AVP will provide the strategic and operational leadership for Enterprise Network Services (ENS). The AVP will create the strategy and plan for ENS that is aligned with the vision and goals of the Information Technology department and university overall. This leader will develop and manage a high performing team that provides network infrastructure and support that will enable the effective and efficient delivery of IT services.  

In addition, the AVP is responsible for developing and executing the architecture plan that supports a highly available and secure network across the university and its multiple campuses. A key area of importance will be to provide innovative leadership and management in the development of a 5G university network. The ability to leverage shared services effectively while developing and maintaining a network that supports the research mission of the university will be integral.

This position requires a confident leader with strong communication skills who can create a future-facing network environment that effectively supports the academic, research and administrative needs of TAMU. The successful candidate must have a proven record of accomplishment of developing, leading and managing high performing network services teams in a complex organization, preferably within higher education. The AVP will be a knowledgeable leader, with a deep technical understanding of network infrastructure and process improvement. She/he will be a collaborative, service oriented partner who can engage others and build positive relationships. The AVP will be a driven, forward-thinking executive with business acumen and the ability to deliver results in a complex higher education institution. The candidate must be able to meet ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations) requirements. 

Founded in 1876, TAMU has grown to be an important contributor to the higher education landscape. Today, U.S. News & World Report ranks TAMU in the top 30 public universities in the country. The university is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), one of only 65 institutions with this distinction. TAMU is also recognized as the home of the 12th Man – a personification of Aggie Spirit – through which students embrace their own role as integral in supporting the common good.

Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by January 4, 2021. Candidates should provide a resume or curriculum vitae, and a letter of application. Please direct all application materials to Nick Giannas or Scott Dethloff via the WittKieffer Candidate Portal here. Inquiries and nominations may also be directed to the consultants through the portal.

Texas A&M values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.

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