Paige Francis


Paige Francis, Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer for the University of Tulsa in Tulsa, OK, is a strategic and performance-focused executive with 15+ years of innovative, energetic technology leadership across a variety of industries. Paige is an expert in defining and implementing strategic priorities for applying technology in any environment, rallying consensus, fostering teamwork and collaboration, and creating a constant learning environment at the pace of technology. She is a motivational and nationally-recognized leader known for clearly defining mission and goals, aligning people and resources, and consistently delivering results that exceed expectations.

Paige entered higher ed technology leadership a decade ago and has served as CIO or within the CIO Office within the trifecta: a large, innovative community college, a northeast corridor private liberal arts college and a public R1 institution experience. She has now settled into her optimum environment - a top-rated research institution with strong core values supporting lifelong learners. Prior to entering academia, Paige served as a technology leader for Thomson-Reuters and Dave & Buster's Corporate Office, both within the DFW region.

Paige is a 2014 Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leader, a contiously named Huffington Post Top 50 Most Social CIO and routinely provides content for InformationWeek, University Business  and eCampus News.

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