Scott Genung is the Interim Chief Information Officer at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. In his role as Interim CIO, Scott promotes strategic outcomes through the effective use of technology, acts as a unifying force to create opportunities for collaboration and partnership through technology, and provides oversight and high-level direction for Technology Services, an organization whose purpose is to deliver strategic IT capabilities to the campus at scale.
Scott has greater than 30 years of experience within the higher education community. Prior to serving in this role, Scott served as the Deputy CIO for IT Operations at Illinois. Over his career, he has served in a variety of IT technical and leadership roles spanning four distinct institutions including the University of Chicago, University of Oregon, and Illinois State University. Scott also led the creation of a grant-funded broadband startup, served as adjunct faculty, and has been active in a variety of external organizations including Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA), IvyPlus, Educause, and Internet2.