Bob Engmark


Bob Engmark is currently the Chief Technology Officer at the Colorado State University System Office.  In this position he collaborates with other senior staff at both the System Office and individual campus levels to provide project management support for IT projects related to centrally managed information systems. Provides over-site and collaboration with legal counsel and procurement offices in regards to vendor agreements to ensure they are in the best interests of the CSU System and institutions and abide by federal, state and local laws. Other responsibilities include collaboration and implementation of administrative IT systems at the CSU System level, including Financial, Student and Human Capital Management systems. This position works directly with the System Chief Information Officer, project managers, and other functional leaders at the System campuses to ensure projects meet the requirements set forth by the System Chancellor and the Board of Governors, and are completed on-time and within the established budget.  Upon retiring as the Director of Information Systems at CSU Fort Collins he moved to the CSU System Office as the Managing Director for Institutional Information Systems Projects at the Colorado State University (CSU) System Office. In this position he was responsible for the oversite of information systems projects for system institutions including  student systems, human resources systems, and financial systems are consolidated at the CSU Fort Collins Campus.  Prior to this position he was the Director of Information Systems at the CSU Fort Collins Campus from November 2010 to his retirement from that position in May 2019.  In this position he had leadership and overall responsibility for the University's central Information Systems staff with approximately 50 (FTE) staff supporting administrative IT systems, including the Banner Student Information System, the Oracle Human Resources System, the Kuali Financial System (KFS), the Kuali (Coeus) research management system, central university databases, and a variety of other, smaller IT administrative systems.  The consolidation of central administrative systems was begun under his direction with the financial systems and continues with the student system with an expected full go live in Fall 2021.  At Grand Rapids Community College, a position held from 1996 through 2009, he initiated the vision of a campus wide information system that would integrate many diverse databases and provide access to enterprise data to faculty and staff and extend services to students on the web. Bob has forty plus years in IT/IS management experience in Higher Education, which includes prior positions at Michigan State University and the University of Louisville.