University begins search for new Vice President of Information

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 3:23pm

On Monday, University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel announced the University is seeking a new vice president of information and chief information officer. The new CIO will be in charge of developing an effective information technology strategy and guiding investment in different information resources.

The outgoing CIO, Kelli Trosvig, is leaving her post a little over a year after her appointment last October. The position is one of the newest executive positions at the University — it was created by the Board of Regents last February. The VPIT-CIO oversees 670 staff members with an annual operating budget of $130 million and an average annual capital budget of $19M over recent fiscal years

In his announcement of the position, Schlissel underscored how important the position is to the success of a large, research-focused institution like the University.

Information technology and this position are crucial for enhancing our standing as a world-class university dedicated to education, discovery, innovation and health care,Schlissel said.

The full job description further highlighted how important information technology is to increasing innovation among faculty and students. The objectives of the position include to “support and enable excellence and innovation in research, teaching, and healthcare provision, as well as campus operations,” as well as, “create significant comparative advantage by more fully leveraging the capabilities of a world-class research university and research-intensive health system.

Andrew Rosenberg, chief information officer for Michigan Medicine, is temporarily filling the position. Schlissel is leading the hiring process, with input from other University officials. 

Correction appended: A previous version of this article misstated the size and budget of the VPIT-CIO's office.