San José State University
Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer
San José, California
San José State University (SJSU), a comprehensive public university located in the heart of Silicon Valley, seeks an innovative and accomplished leader to serve as Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer (VPIT/CIO). The new VPIT/CIO will leverage SJSU's proximity to the global headquarters of the world's most innovative technology companies to establish the University as a leader in the use of technology to support student success and its broad higher education mission.
SJSU is the founding campus of the 23-campus California State University system, the largest public system of four-year higher education in the nation. The campus is located on 154 acres in downtown San José, at the southern end of the San Francisco Bay, and has an annual operating budget of roughly $500 million. San José State employs 4,146 full and part-time faculty and staff and encompasses eight colleges, which grant bachelor's and master's degrees in more than 240 areas of study, as well as two doctorate degrees. The university enrolls 35,000 diverse students, including more than 7,500 in graduate programs and more than 4,600 who come from abroad and out-of-state. With nearly 30 percent of students from underrepresented minority backgrounds, the demographics of SJSU reflect those of Santa Clara County, and it is one of the most diverse campuses in the country. The 2017 edition of the U.S. News & World Report ranks San José State University as sixth overall among the West's top public universities offering bachelor's and master's degrees. San José State is also one of the nation's top 200 research institutions. Last year, SJSU researchers brought in more than $56 million in research revenue.
The Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer is a new position created under the leadership of SJSU's new President, Mary A. Papazian. The VPIT/CIO is now part of the President's Cabinet and will play an integral role in developing university wide strategies and action plans. The VPIT/CIO will be joining a new administration, entering a time of transition within SJSU that will bring forward a renewed sense of vision and purpose. As the VPIT/CIO of one of the leading public comprehensive universities in the country, this individual has the unique opportunity to have an immense impact on technology and education, not only within SJSU and the CSU system, but across the nation.
San José State University has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in this search. Screening of complete applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For more details, including the full position profile and to submit inquiries, nominations, referrals, and applications, please see the Isaacson, Miller website for the search: www.imsearch.com/6081. Electronic submission of materials is required.
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