Dr. Robert C. Owen is Vice Provost and CIO at Santa Clara University, located in the heart of Silicon Valley (the San Jose area of northern California). Dr. Owen has 30 years of management experience in small, medium, and large educational organizations, including university central system offices, university campuses, community colleges, and K-12 public education systems; 22 of these years have been spent in senior leadership positions. Dr. Owen has extensive experience in strategic planning; capital and operational budgeting; contract negotiation and administration; facilities construction; crises management; and team building and employee development. Dr. Owen is known for his dedication to excellence, honesty, and integrity. Dr. Owen received his doctorate degree in Public Administration from the University of La Verne; his Masters of Science in Education degree from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater; and his Bachelors of Business Administration degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.