A Roadmap for Higher Education CIO Succession Planning

Thursday, April 18 | 10:30AM–11:15AM | Salon A
Session Type: Professional Development
Higher education CIOs will be retiring in record numbers over the next 10 years, according to numerous studies. However, are their successors ready to step in to this increasingly crucial leadership role? This timely session will uniquely examine the topic of CIO succession planning by discussing an actual case of succession planning co-presented by a CIO and deputy CIO who have partnered to effect an orderly transition of responsibilities. Anchored in current research this session will provide a roadmap for higher education CIO succession planning, noting what works well and what doesn't.


  • Jerry DeSanto

    Interim CIO & VP Information Technology, Montclair State University
  • Robyn Dickinson

    Director Institutional Research, Planning & Assessment, Keystone College