Chief Information Officer

Mairéad Martin

Mairéad joined the University of Illinois and Technology Services in July 2022 after serving three years as the CIO of EDUCAUSE, a nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education through the use of information technology. Prior to that, she held IT leadership positions at Tufts University in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania State University, the University of Wisconsin, and the University of Tennessee, serving more than 20 years in IT in Higher Education.

Seeing students, faculty, and staff benefit from the results of IT efforts is something Mairéad considers one of the most rewarding factors of working in Higher Education. The professional and personal development of staff is fundamental to Mairéad’s approach, and she considers herself a proponent of creating a leadership culture.

She is engaged at the national level in organizations such as Internet2, EDUCAUSE, the Common Solutions Group, and the Coalition for Networked Information and finds passion in this aspect of her work.