What Does a Senior IT Leader Really Do?

Friday, October 30 | 10:10am - 11:00am ET | Sagamore Ballroom 6
Session Type: Professional Development
What skills, qualities, and attributes are necessary to be a successful senior IT leader? Are you considering a future career move toward the CIO role? Are there other positions that better align with your career path? Join members of the CHECS (Center for Higher Education CIO Studies) Advisory Board and EDUCAUSE Institute faculty as they discuss their unique experiences that will help aspiring CIOs and other senior IT leaders determine their professional and personal development.

Outcomes: Learn about the career paths and requirements to succeed as a CIO/senior IT leader * Identify characteristics that make current CIOs successful in their roles * Determine how to best partner strategically across the academy and within professional networks to position yourself for career advancement


  • Jeffrey Cepull

    Vice President and CIO, Philadelphia University
  • Joel Hartman

    Vice President and CIO, University of Central Florida
  • Susan Malisch

    VP and CIO, Loyola University Chicago
  • P.B. Garrett

    Senior Assoc. Dean for Academic Innovation & Chief Academic Technology Officer, The George Washington University
  • Wayne Brown

    Vice President for Information Technology and CIO, Excelsior College
  • John Suess

    Vice President of IT & CIO, University of Maryland, Baltimore County