Bruce Maas


Bruce Maas is the retired Vice Provost for Information Technology and CIO at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a position he held from 2011 to 2017.   He has served the University of Wisconsin System in a diversity of roles over a career of more than 39 years, including University Budget Manager, Assistant Dean for Business Affairs, and PeopleSoft Student System Executive Project Manager. Prior to his current position, he served for seven years as the Chief Information Officer at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Bruce has served as the Director and as a faculty member of the EDUCAUSE Leadership Institute, and as chair of the EDUCAUSE Midwest Regional Conference. He recently completed serving a 4 year term on the EDUCAUSE Board from 2012 to 2016, and Board Chair for his last 2 years. He is also a member of the Internet2 External Relations PAG and Program and Priorities Committe,  and was the co-PI for two NSF infrastructure grants. In addition, Bruce just completed his term on the Board of Directors of Unizin and Board of Directors of IMS Global. Bruce holds an MS in administrative leadership from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Bachelor degrees in Accounting and MIS.  Bruce is retiring from UW-Madison April 28, 2017.

EDUCAUSE Publications

  • Why Effective Analytics Requires Partnerships
    • Article

    People, processes, tools, and data are critical to effective analytics—as are business, technology, and academic leaders who can partner to find the right investment balance.

  • EDUCAUSE 2012 Panel: A CIO's First Year
    • Article

    At the 2012 EDUCAUSE Annual Conference, four panelists talked about a CIO's first year, sharing their experience and advice on learning the institutional culture, working with stakeholders, understanding what's really behind a problem surfaced to the IT department, and effectively supporting strategic changes in information technology on campus.

EDUCAUSE Presentations



EDUCAUSE Involvement

  • EDUCAUSE Board of Directors
    • Treasurer: 2012 - 2014
    • Chair: 2015 - 2016
    • Member: 2012 - 2016
  • Hawkins Leadership Roundtable 2011
    • Member: 2011
  • Hawkins Leadership Roundtable 2010
    • Member: 2010
  • Professional Development Committee
    • Ex Officio: 2009 - 2010
  • Institute Leadership Program Faculty
    • Member: 2008 - 2011
  • Midwest Regional Conference 2009 Program Committee
    • Chair: 2008 - 2009
    • Member: 2008 - 2009
  • Midwest Regional Conference 2008 Program Committee
    • Member: 2007 - 2008