Office of the CIO

The Chief Information Officer at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign reports to and works closely with the Provost and other campus leaders. The CIO's duties include overall responsibility for the central academic IT organization (Technology Services at Illinois), IT governance, and participating in national and international organizations and consortia. The CIO chairs the campus IT Council, whose portfolio includes both infrastructure governance and implementation of IT governance decisions.

IT Governance

Technology plays a mission-critical role in helping the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign remain a preeminent public research university with a land-grant mission. The creative development and use of cutting edge technology resources helps transform all dimensions of our academic enterprise, including research, teaching and learning, and public outreach. Simply put, technology in each of these areas helps to support and transform the University of Illinois. Learn more about IT governance.

IT Policies

The Office of the CIO, helps formulate IT policies for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. You can find links to specific IT policies by visiting the Information Technology Policies page.

Strategic Initiatives

Strategic Initiatives align to the strategic goals and desired outcomes of campus technologies, and have been reviewed and approved by senior leadership.  IT Governance works with these initiatives to ensure they accomplish the desired results and outcomes identified by campus stakeholders.

Current Strategic Initiatives


Office of the CIO Personnel 

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Interim Chief Information Officer
Scott Genung

Assistant CIO
IT Planning & Outreach

Beth Scheid
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Deputy CIO
Research IT Services
John Town

Acting Deputy CIO
Innovation and Teaching Strategy
Tracy Smith



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Chief Privacy & Security Officer
Joe Barnes