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Chief Information Officer (CIO)

Company: Marshall University
Location: Huntington
Posted on: June 19, 2022

Job Description:

Marshall University is entering a new era with exciting new
leadership, and the institution seeks a resourceful, innovative,
and collaborative executive to serve as Marshall's Chief
Information Officer and play an integral role in helping to
transform how higher education is delivered, with the goal of
improving student experience, enabling access to education, and
supporting research and innovation portfolios. Marshall seeks
someone to be a transformational partner to the university's
recently appointed 38th President, Brad D. Smith.

Marshall University is a public comprehensive research university
with a rich history as one of the oldest institutions of higher
learning in West Virginia. Marshall advances the public good
through innovative, accredited educational programs. The university
is located in Huntington, West Virginia, with additional campuses
in South Charleston, Point Pleasant, Teays Valley, and Beckley.
Marshall is classified as a Carnegie Doctoral University: High
Research Activity - R2 institution. The university enrolls 11,962
students: 8,776 undergraduate, 2,515 graduate, and 671 first
professional. The university offers more than 150 undergraduate,
graduate, and professional degree programs organized into As the Thundering Herd, the university
participates in the NCAA Division I, Sun Belt Conference. Marshall
University is situated in a region of great natural beauty;
Huntington is nestled in the heart of the Appalachian Mountain
region, with the Ohio River creating the perimeter of the

The Chief Information Officer is in the senior information
technology role for Marshall and will provide the vision and
leadership for developing and implementing IT strategies and
initiatives university-wide. Candidates must possess a degree from
an accredited higher education institution in a related field, plus
a substantive record of successful, progressive leadership
experience at a level commensurate with the position. This person
must be able to work with a sense of urgency and towards action in
a fast-paced environment, and possess an understanding of the
developing strategic information requirements of a research
institution. As a member of the university's senior leadership, the
CIO will report directly to the President and will serve on his
Cabinet. This person will lead and manage the division,
including: Business Operations and Central Support; Campus ID
Office; Infrastructure Communications; Infrastructure Data Center;
Enterprise Applications Business and Process Analysis; Enterprise
Applications Technical Integration; Digital Media Services;
Information Security; and IT Services and Support.

The ideal candidate will have the following characteristics and

--- The demonstrated experience and skills to provide leadership in
the development of a strategic direction for IT services; gauge and
anticipate the diverse needs of university constituents, monitoring
trends and innovations in the industry to meet those needs; develop
and implement strategic long- and short-term technology plans; and
make actionable recommendations to senior leadership.
--- Ability to integrate and coordinate the development and
implementation of IT programs across the university to achieve
maximum institution-wide efficiencies and synergies, and to
coordinate the identification and prioritization of required IT
initiatives among the university's various operating
--- A commitment to ensuring IT data security, risk management,
disaster recovery, and business continuity planning processes are
in place. Develop, successfully implement, and oversee strategic
technology policies.
--- A readiness to lead budgetary planning for institutional
technology needs and to develop annual IT operational and capital
--- A commitment to working with the student body and Student Affairs
professionals to advance the student experience with creative
technology integration in areas where students live, work, and
--- A readiness to ensure the integrity and strategic development of
the university's information and communications infrastructure, and
the systems infrastructure for mission critical functions.
--- A strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
--- A readiness to create trusted relationships with team members and
support them in achieving their goals.

Additional information is available in the search profile available
at .

How to Apply: Marshall University is being assisted by Academic
Search. Applications should consist of a substantive cover letter,
a resume, and a list of five professional references with full
contact information. No references will be contacted without the
explicit permission of the candidate. Applications, nominations,
and expressions of interest can be submitted electronically, and in
confidence, to:

The position is open until filled but only applications received by
July 29, 2022, can be assured full consideration. Confidential
discussions about this opportunity may be arranged by contacting
consultants and .

Marshall University and the Marshall University Research
Corporation are committed to providing equal opportunities to all
prospective and current candidates. We do not condone
discrimination, in particular based on race, color, sex, religion,
age, sexual orientation, disability, or national origin. Our
commitment also applies to all educational programs and activities
covered under Title IX which prohibits sex discrimination in higher
education. We neither affiliate with nor grant recognition to any
individual, group or organization having policies that

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