Bruce Maas


Bruce Maas is now retired as Vice Provost for Information Technology and CIO at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a position he held from 2011 to 2017.   He is an Honorary Fellow in the Information School.  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 Served a 4 year term on the EDUCAUSE Board from 2012 to 2016, and Board Chair for his last 2 years. He was the PI for two NSF infrastructure grants while at UW-Madison.  In addition, Bruce also served on the Board of Directors of Unizin and IMS Global.

At present, Bruce is serving as a senior advisor to corporations that desire to work with higher education in alignment with EDUCAUSE Strategic Priority #3.

Bruce holds an MS in administrative leadership from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Bachelor degrees in Accounting and MIS.  Bruce is Currently serving as an Honory Fellow in the Information School at UW-Madison, and as an advisor for the Wisconsin Cyber Threat Response Alliance, Research Space, Kovexa, and Aefis.

EDUCAUSE Publications

  • Why Effective Analytics Requires Partnerships
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    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
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    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