The CIO role in higher education continues to inspire, perplex, and fascinate those who examine it. The 2011 ECAR study of information technology leaders in colleges and universities spotlights the CIO role, past, present, and emergent.
Carrie Regenstein is a Senior Partner of C&J Associates, a consulting partnership. In August 2016, she completed her term serving on the faculty of the CAUDIT Institute (The Council of Australian University Directors of Information Technology). In May 2012, she retired from her position as the Associate Vice Provost for Computing Services at Carnegie Mellon University. Prior to her arrival at CMU in September 2005, she served as Associate CIO and Associate Director of DoIT (Division of Information Technology) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Between 1998 and 2001, Carrie served as Director of Academic Technology Services (a unit of Information Technology Services) and Assistant Dean for Educational Technology for The College at the University of Rochester, following many years of leading academic technology initiatives at Cornell University. She served on the EDUCAUSE Board from 2008 through 2011 after participating actively in the association for many years, including teaching in the EDUCAUSE Management Institute and serving as a member of the Institute of Computing Policy and Law Advisory Board, sponsored by EDUCAUSE and Cornell University. Carrie was the first Chair of Internet2's InCommon Executive Steering Committee (http://www.incommonfederation.org/). With Barbara Dewey, she co-edited a collection of essays by inaugural Frye Institute participants: "Leadership, Higher Education, and the Information Age: A New Era for Information Technology and Libraries"; (http://www.neal-schuman.com/). She also co-authored the October '11 ECAR Study: "The Higher Education CIO: Portrait of Today and Landscape of Tomorrow." She graduated from Brooklyn College in NYC, Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude. Her M.Ed. from Bridgewater State College, MA, is in the teaching of foreign languages. She has 26 credits beyond her Master's in a range of fascinating and disparate subjects.
Much has been written recently about the role of the higher education chief information officer (CIO) and the qualifications expected of potential candidates.