Alex Henson


Alex Henson began his tenure as Chief information Officer at Virginia Commonwealth University in April, 2013. As CIO, he is responsible for IT service delivery, maintenance of a secure and robust infrastructure and achievement of the highest level of customer satisfaction. He is also charged with supporting innovation in teaching, learning, research and scholarship and leveraging IT services and data to contribute to student success and positive learning outcomes. As CIO, Alex is also responsible for IT strategic planning and alignment with VCU's Strategic Plan, Quest 2025. He was previously COO of IT Services at the University of Chicago. In this role, Alex was responsible for Service Desk and support operations as well as the administrative and financial operations of the central IT organization at the University. In previous roles at Chicago from 1990-97 and after 2001, he led several system implementations; managed student and alumni/development systems; and managed computer retailing operations. Alex has also worked for a Fortune 500 medical device manufacturer and a dotcom. He holds a BA in Political Science and an MBA in Marketing and Human Resources Management, both from the University of Chicago.

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