UNI employs a hybrid centralized-decentralized Information Technology (IT) governance model, where in, the central unit (Information Technology Services or ITS) provides common services and distributed IT units focus on unit-specific needs. ITS is responsible for campus-wide aspects of information technology for academic and administrative functions including the data and voice networks, enterprise financial and student systems, business intelligence and reporting, identity management and authentication, and other enterprise class software systems and services.
The Chief Information Officer (CIO) at the University of Northern Iowa leads the university community in delivering high-quality, cost-effective and secure IT services to its stakeholders. The CIO provides the vision for IT at the University and is responsible for the alignment of IT infrastructure and capabilities with the University’s mission and strategic goals. The CIO is charged with the management of central ITS and leadership of IT efforts across campus. The CIO represents IT within the University and throughout the larger educational, business and other communities. The CIO reports to the executive vice-president & provost and is a member of the president’s cabinet.