Position Advertisement

The search committee for the vice president and chief information officer has placed online ads in the following national higher education outlets:

· Chronicle of Higher Education 

· HigherEdJobs.com 

· Diverse Issues in Higher Education 

· Hispanic Outlook

· CIO Magazine 



Vice President & Chief Information Officer

The University at Buffalo (UB) is seeking a strategic, forward-thinking leader for the position of Vice President and Chief Information Officer (VPCIO).  Reporting to the president in a cabinet-level appointment, the VPCIO will establish and implement a clear vision for positioning UB at the forefront of 21 century information technology and computing in higher education. 

UB is the largest and most comprehensive university center in the State University of New York (SUNY) system and has been a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU) since 1990. The university is guided by its ambitious UB 2020 vision which seeks to expand the university’s distinction and relevance among the world’s foremost research universities and position UB as a recognized leader in responding to broadly defined societal challenges. With one of the nation’s largest international enrollments, and affiliation agreements with over 80 universities in Asia, Europe, Latin America, and Africa, UB is a global university in scope and impact, recognized around the world as a leading center for groundbreaking research and discovery.

The VPCIO plays a critical role in advancing UB’s research and education mission and its global prominence as a 21 century university through visionary leadership that delivers a well aligned, innovative, and robust technology environment. The VPCIO is the university’s principal technology leader responsible for academic, research, administrative, security, and infra-structure technology resources and services.  The VPCIO optimizes and focuses these resources to achieve the university vision and the direct needs of faculty, staff, and students as they fulfill their role in the university community. The VPCIO brings the transformative power of technology to the table and further inspires university conversations about what is possible when planning for the future.

UB seeks a technology leader of the highest caliber, which should be reflected in the appropriate combination of education and experience, and a proven track record of success. Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited.  Interested candidates should submit confidentially in electronic form (Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF files preferred) a resume/ curriculum vitae and any supporting materials they deem relevant to:

Dr. Jett Pihakis

Russell Reynolds Associates


(202) 654-7800


The University at Buffalo is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic university community committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. Potential applicants who share this goal are encouraged to apply.