Professional development has become an increasingly important topic among IT professionals in higher education.
Christine E. Haile served as CIO of the University at Albany from September 2001 to June 30, 2015. Prior to joining UA in September 2001, she held the position of Associate Provost for Technology Services at the SUNY System Administration. Her professional experience in information technology spans a range of networking, library systems, distance learning, course-management, technology training, ERP and software support projects. Ms. Haile is a member of the Board of NYSERNet, and a past-Chair of the SUNY Council of CIOs. She received the Best of New York award for IT Leadership in 2004 and the Best IT Executive award from the Association of Technology and Women in 2007. She led the development and expansion of the SUNY Learning Network, which received the Educause 2001 award for Systemic Progress in Teaching & Learning. She began her career as a Financial Analyst, and she held positions in the Health Sciences, and SUNY Provost's offices before shifting into IT responsibilities. She is now focused on being happily retired.