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 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.

About the CIO, Mark D. Henderson

Mark D. Henderson, the Chief Information Officer at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has more than 30 years’ experience in higher education and the private sector in positions of increasing responsibilities.

Prior to becoming the University of Illinois CIO in the Fall of 2014, Henderson was the interim vice president and chief information officer for information technology services at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. Under his leadership, Case Western’s Information Technology Services Division embarked on an organizational transformation, abandoning traditional IT organizational models in favor of a “design, build, run” model, supported by processes that allow agility in serving the needs of the university.

Prior to assuming his interim position at Case, Henderson was associate vice president and chief operating officer at Case Western (from January 2010 to June 2013). Previously, he worked as leader of the Global Shops IT Operations for GE Aircraft Engines, Aviation Service, in Cincinnati (April 2006-December 2009); leader, Global Network Operations for GE Infrastructure, Technology Services Group in Cincinnati (August 2004-April 2006); and as interim vice president and chief information officer for the University of Maryland, College Park (May 2003-July 2004).

Henderson held other positions at Maryland, as well as at the University of Cincinnati, where he was the director of infrastructure services and the associate director of network operations. He also worked for Westinghouse in Pittsburgh, and for Procter & Gamble Co. in Cincinnati.

He earned a bachelor of science degree at Xavier University in Cincinnati in business administration with a concentration in information systems.