The University of Denver — Vice Chancellor for Information Technology, Chief Information Officer

The University of Denver (DU) seeks an accomplished, strategic and customer-focused IT executive to serve as its next Vice Chancellor for Information Technology, Chief Information Officer (VCIT/CIO). This is a tremendous opportunity to join a vibrant and progressive University located in one of the fastest growing and diverse cities in the U.S. 

The University’s vision for the future is bold and exciting as it continues to innovate around its strengths in teaching, learning, discovery and research. The vision will be realized through the Chancellor’s five strategic imperatives ( that will accelerate DU’s progress toward the goals as outlined in the DU Impact 2025 strategic plan. Under the Chancellor’s leadership, DU is transforming while being guided by its core values of excellence, innovation, engagement, integrity and inclusiveness. As a result, this is an opportune time for a dynamic executive to oversee the IT enterprise and play an active role in supporting DU’s direction and in achieving its strategic objectives.

The VCIT/CIO will report to the Chancellor and will be an inclusive member of the Chancellor’s Cabinet as well as Dean’s Council. As a highly collaborative leader, the VCIT/CIO will partner with senior leaders and staff to effectively align IT and support the University’s transformation into a global, engaged R1 research institution. As a strategic partner for the campus, the VCIT/CIO will lead a forward thinking, enterprise focused IT organization that champions diversity, equity and inclusion. A major strength of IT is the division’s strong service oriented approach which is recognized and appreciated across the campus. The VCIT/CIO will continue to enhance the division’s high level of customer service.

The VCIT/CIO will provide the leadership and strategy for IT in support of DU’s mission and strategic priorities. A key area of focus for the new VCIT/CIO will be to provide the strategic and operational leadership needed to oversee the digital transformation as well as the development of a digital strategy for DU that will bring value and improve the user experience of students, faculty and administrators. 

DU seeks a seasoned IT leader who will bring strong strategic leadership and an enterprise perspective in identifying IT opportunities to better position the University for future success. A collaborative partner who is service oriented and can build trust, credibility and consensus with constituents across the campus is essential. The VCIT/CIO will be an innovative leader with a global vision and knowledge of new trends in technology supporting education, research and scholarship. The VCIT/CIO will have strong communication skills with the ability to facilitate change and balance resources and priorities effectively. A bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science or closely related field is required. A graduate degree is highly preferred.

All nominations and applications will be handled with the utmost professional courtesy and confidentiality. For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by January 4th, 2021. Candidates should provide a resume or curriculum vitae, and a letter of application.  Applications, expressions of interest, and nominations are welcome. You may perform any of these activities via the WittKieffer Candidate Portal. For inquiries and additional information please contact Nick Giannas or Tammy Jackson at 630-575-6936.