Conversations with CIOs

Wednesday, July 12 | 5:00pm - 5:30pm PT | Pike 1 and 2, 1st Floor
Session Type: General Session
Higher education CIO positions can be both remarkably rewarding and extraordinarily challenging. In this session, you will be provided with the opportunity to ask questions of and hear from CIOs as the group engages in a discussion about the position of the CIO. A panel of CIOs will share their stories and experiences to help you learn more about the position and consider whether it's right for you.

Objectives: Engage in a conversation about experiences you can expect as a CIO *Ask questions about the challenges and rewards of being a CIO *Explore whether you are interested in and suited for the CIO position


  • Mark Askren

    Vice President for Information Technology, University of Nebraska
  • Cheryl Washington

    Chief Information Security Officer, University of California, Davis
  • Kathryn Gates

    CIO, EMERITA, University of Mississippi
  • Kirk Kelly

    Associate Vice President and CIO, Portland State University
  • Jeffrey Cepull

    Vice President and CIO, Jefferson
  • Joan Cheverie

    Director, Professional Development, EDUCAUSE