Stony Brook University — Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer

Stony Brook University seeks an experienced, visionary executive to serve as its Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer (CIO). Stony Brook is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU) and a recently designated flagship of the State University of New York (SUNY) System. This is an exceptional opportunity for an ambitious leader to drive transformational and impactful change at one of America’s top-ranked public universities.

The next CIO is a critical hire and will join Stony Brook at a unique point in time of positive change and opportunity guided by a newly formed senior leadership team. As an active member of the President’s Council, the CIO will report to the Senior Vice President for Finance & Administration. The CIO will be tasked with fully evaluating the existing environment and developing an IT vision and strategy that is aligned with the mission and priorities of the institution. The CIO will transform and build a cohesive, integrated team to best serve the current and future needs of Stony Brook to ensure service excellence and deliver high-value, cost-effective technology solutions for all departments and units. The CIO will develop and maintain an appropriate IT organizational and governance structure that effectively supports academic, administrative and research needs and enables prioritization, transparency and communication around existing services and technology. 

The CIO will provide strategic organizational leadership to enable coordination between central and distributed IT units including identifying synergies with Stony Brook Medicine. They will establish a robust and secure technology landscape and advance the university’s high performance computing environment to support the goal to double the research portfolio in the coming years.  The CIO will also have a central role in advancing innovation and digital transformation initiatives across the university including leading an implementation of a new cloud based ERP system. The CIO will provide strategic and operational leadership to enable the IT organization to become a leader in higher education.

The CIO will be a collaborative partner who is service-oriented and can build trust, credibility, and consensus with constituents across Stony Brook. The CIO will be politically astute with a high level of emotional intelligence and business and technical acumen. An ability to build strong relationships, communicate proactively and understand the diverse needs of stakeholder groups across campus will be essential. The incoming CIO will have a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. The ideal candidate will be a strategic executive with proven success leading IT in a complex institution, preferably a research university. The CIO should bring a global vision and knowledge of new trends in technology supporting education, research and administration. This leader will have the ability to facilitate change and balance resources and priorities effectively. 

All applications, nominations and inquiries are invited. Applications should include, as separate documents, a resume and a letter of interest addressing the themes in the profile.

Application materials should be submitted using WittKieffer’s candidate portal. 

Stony Brook University is committed to excellence in diversity and the creation of an inclusive learning, and working environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.

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