Nelson Vincent


Nelson Vincent, Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, leads the University of Cincinnati’s enterprise technology organization and works with the university’s distributed IT organizations to achieve an optimal balance of enterprise and customized technologies and services. Vincent oversees enterprise academic technologies, enterprise IT applications systems and services, networking and telecommunications, information security, data center operations, and user support training and outreach. 

He and his team dedicate their time and talents to building and cultivating inclusive partnerships at all levels—with on-the-ground technologists, researchers, faculty members, students, and the community—to support the university’s vision to lead urban public universities into a new era of innovation and impact.

Vincent serves as President of the Board of Trustees for iSPACE, a local organization that provides students interactive STEM Programs and Career Exploration. He is involved in several other community organizations including the Hughes STEM High School Local School Based Decision Making Committee; the Cincinnatus Association, PK20 Education Panel & Diversity Panel; and the Greater Cincinnati Regional STEM Education Innovation Collaborative Advisory.

Vincent received the Cincinnati Business Courier’s 2018 C-Suite Award for Chief Technology Officer in the Nonprofit Category.

Before serving as UC’s CIO, Vincent served as Associate Dean for Research, Administrative Services and Outreach in the College of Education, Criminal Justice and Human Services.

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