Mike Richichi


Mike Richichi is Interim Vice President for Information Services and CIO at Baruch College of the City University of New York. He is responsible for all aspects of the Baruch Computing and Technology Center (BCTC), including helpdesk, networking, A/V services, academic computing support, desktop management, administrative systems, and working with the CUNY Central Information Services department to provide University-wide technology services. As a member of the College Cabinet he works closely with other senior administrators to determine the overall direction of information technology for the College. He also is working with Unversity-wide working groups to determine service provisioning models for the CUNY system.  Before being appointed CIO he served for seven years as Assistant Vice President of Information Technology and Deputy CIO at Baruch. 

He has a BA in physics from Drew University and an MA in Educational Technology Leadership from The George Washington University. Before working at Baruch, Mike spent over two decades at Drew University in various IT leadership roles. Drew, a small liberal arts college with a graduate school and theological seminary, was the first liberal arts college to provide computers to students and was recognized as an innovator in ubiquitous computing and networking.

Mike is a 2006 attendee of the Frye Leadership Institute, and has been an active EDUCAUSE member for nearly 20 years, having participated in various EDUCAUSE committees and initiatives, including the Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference Committee, Current Issues Committee, 2015 Annual Conference Program Committee, and the Recognition Committee.  He is currently on the 2023-2024 IT Issues Committee, and has been a candidate on the Board of Directors ballot in 2022 and 2023.

He has developed an interest in the use of social media avatars for professional development.

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