UW Madison Narrows Field to 3 in CIO Search

The University of Wisconsin-Madison last week narrowed its search for a new chief information officer and vice provost for information technology to three finalists.

The finalists are:
  • Ronald D. Kraemer, deputy CIO and associate director of the UW-Madison Division of Information Technology (DoIT);
  • Kathy Pletcher, associate provost for information services and CIO, UW-Green Bay; and
  • Deanna M. Raineri, associate dean for technology and information services, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC).
The new CIO position will  oversee DoIT, the central technology organization on campus with more than 500 full-time employees and a budget of more than $70 million.

Campus provost Patrick Farrell called the job a "vital position ... in helping us move forward on complex and rapidly changing technology issues" and said the university is looking for a leader "who will bring strong managerial experience and strategic, innovative thinking to the job."

Ken Frazier, director of the University Library System, has been serving as interim CIO since July 2006, following the retirement of former technology leader Anne Stunden. She had served as UW-Madison's CIO since 2000.

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Paul McCloskey is contributing editor of Syllabus.

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