BiographyDr. Michael Zastrocky is a consultant in higher education and Executive Director of The Leadership Board for CIOs in higher education. He is also a Senior Advisor to The Chronicle of Higher Education. Dr. Zastrocky examines and analyzes emerging higher education IT trends and assesses the implications of those trends on educational institutions globally. He also researches higher education management issues and how institutions can effectively and efficiently manage their organizations. He recently retired as Managing Vice President, Education Research Leader and Research Director for Academic Strategies at Gartner Inc, the world's largest information technology research and advisory services organization. Before joining Gartner, he served as a faculty member at several universities, assistant dean, chief information officer, vice president of CAUSE (the international association for managing and using information resources in higher education, now EDUCAUSE), and vice president of the Kaludis Consulting Group. He has a bachelor's degree from Regis University in mathematics, a master's degree in education administration from the University of Denver, and a doctor of education degree in technology and mathematics education from the University of Northern Colorado.
In this Viewpoint article, the authors declare that chief information officers must be more than information systems representatives to the executive team; they must be full-spectrum contributors.