Linda Hartford


Ms. Hartford is currently the Vice President and Chief Information officer for the University of Iowa Center for Advancement. Ms. Harford previously worked for Ellucian, a Higher Education Software and Consulting firm, as the Chief Information Officer at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College where she helped transform the technology department into a high performing business oriented organization and helped NWTC become one of the leading Technical Colleges in the US. In addition she serves on several Educause committees, and has participated as a cosponsor on the Gates Foundation iPASS Grant. She has published several articles, blogs and interviews in Educause Review, CIOReview, University Business, CampIT, Education Technology Insights, and Next Generation Learning Challenges. Ms. Hartford has experience working with companies in Higher Education, Government, Retail, Software Development, Transportation, and Tax & Accounting. Ms. Hartford’s current research interests include behavioral leadership, strategic change, human centered design, and using big data for pattern matching. Ms. Hartford has 30 plus years of experience in IIT in various roles. She has a BBA in Computer Science from St. Norbert College, and a Masters in Psychology from the University of Phoenix. Ms. Harford is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).

EDUCAUSE Publications

  • A Matter of Change
    • Blog
    • Author

    If a project fails it is most likely because of bad change management. One CIO offers advice for leading your college through change successfully.