John Rathje is the Vice President, Information Technology and Chief Information Officer for Kent State University. As a member of the University's executive team, John is responsible for the strategic direction of information services and driving innovation at Kent State University. John was formerly the CIO for the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and before that served Central Michigan University in various leadership positions including Director of Application Development and Support in central IT and Assistant Dean of Technology for the newly formed College of Medicine. John also spent time in Industry as co-founder of a software development company and President/CEO of a national technology advocacy firm. John is a Leadership Institute Fellow (2014) with the Group on Information Resources of the Association of American Medical Colleges and received his BS (1988) in Physics and MS (1997) in Computer Science from Central Michigan University.
At Kent State, communicating value is a continual effort that is informed by listening to constituents and communicating with them using familiar, mission-focused language.
The EDUCAUSE Enterprise IT Advisory Committee discusses the focus on data in the 2019 Top 10 IT Issues list, as well as how the issues intersect with the role of enterprise IT in the digital transformation of higher education.
A short introduction to what we mean by "next generation" enterprise IT.