CIO or No? Not All IT Leadership Roads Lead to the CIO

Friday, October 28 | 8:30AM–9:15AM MT | Mile High Ballroom 4A-C, Ballroom Level
Session Type: Breakout Session
Delivery Format: Presentation/Panel Session
Are you contemplating your professional development journey? Wondering whether the CIO role is the best leadership role for you? Join five seasoned higher education IT professionals who have taken different paths in their own leadership journeys. We will explore the pros (and cons) of the CIO role, explain how we shaped our own journeys to the CIO seat (or not), share our most impactful development opportunities, and discuss the role this professional community has played in our career paths.


  • Sherri Braxton

    Senior Director for Digital Innovation, Bowdoin College
  • Liv Gjestvang

    Vice President & CIO, Denison University
  • Jane Livingston

    VP and CIO, University of Notre Dame
  • Jennifer Sparrow

    Executive Education Advisor, Amazon Web Services
  • Jenn Stringer

    Vice President and Chief Digital Officer, J. Paul Getty Trust