Vice President for Information Management and Technology Search 

Finalist open forums announced

All UTSA faculty, staff and students are invited to attend open forums featuring finalist candidates for the Vice President for Information Management and Technology. 

During the forums, hear each finalist give an overview of their qualifications, their interest in the position and their vision for the academic enterprise at UTSA, followed by a question and answer session with the audience.

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Candidate #1

Main Campus
Wednesday, Sept. 19, 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
Richard Liu Auditorium, BB 2.01.02

Downtown Campus
Thursday, Sept. 20, 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
Aula Canaria, BV 1.328

Candidate #2 

Main Campus
Thursday, Sept. 27, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
H-E-B Student Union Ballroom, HSU 1.106

Downtown Campus
Friday, Sept. 28, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Aula Canaria, BV 1.328

 Candidate #3

Main Campus
Thursday, Oct. 4, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Retama Auditorium, SU 2.02.02

Downtown Campus
Friday, Oct. 5, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Aula Canaria, BV 1.328

 Candidate #4

Main Campus
Monday, Oct. 8, 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
Retama Auditorium, SU 2.02.02

Downtown Campus
Tuesday, Oct. 9, 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
Aula Canaria, BV 1.328

 Candidate #5

Downtown Campus
Thursday, Oct. 18, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Aula Canaria, BV 1.328

Main Campus
Friday, Oct. 19, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Retama Auditorium, SU 2.02.02

Position Description

The Vice President for Information Management and Technology (VPIMT) will report to the president of the university and be a significant part of the executive leadership team. This opportunity transcends the traditional Information technology model and requires a strong leader and visionary to focus on driving the overall IT strategy and transformation for one of the premier educational institutions in Texas.

The VPIMT has responsibility for the university’s overall technology environment, including critical IT enablement for research and teaching activities of faculty and students, oversight of all information applications and infrastructure related to administrative information technology, information security and the integrity of all components of the environment and its data, and broad technical support for faculty, staff and students. This individual will also serve as the school’s chief information systems liaison and collaborator with University leaders. The VPIMT’s focus will be to provide campus-wide IT strategies and services that will contribute to the success of the University as an intellectual community and facilitate pre-eminence in research, teaching, and service.

UTSA seeks an exceptional leader with demonstrable success in both IT leadership as well as IT organizational transformation. The VPIMT will build trust and credibility through delivery, demonstrating commitment to operational excellence and customer service to the variety of constituencies and establishing the appropriate operating principals and financial models for computing and technology.

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Search Committee Members

President Eighmy has appointed a committee comprised of leading UTSA scholars to conduct the search, and the university has engaged the search firm Korn Ferry to assist the committee. 

Search committee members: 

Can Saygin 
Interim Senior Vice Provost for Institutional Effectiveness and Strategic Initiatives

Saadet Beeson
Associate Professor, Architecture, CoACP

Eve Browning
Professor and Chair of Philosophy and Classics, COLFA

Martha Sidury Christiansen
Assistant Professor, Bicultural-Bilingual Studies, COEHD

Dean Hendrix
Dean of Libraries

Brittany Garcia
Student Government Association President

Jill Hernandez
Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs, University College and Associate Professor, COLFA

Elisa Perkins
Program Manager for Honors College

Raghavendra Rao
Professor and Endowed Chair of Information Systems, COB
Clark Ryan-Gonzalez
Graduate Student Representative
Rob Tillyer
Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Research, COPP
Noe Vela
Information Tech Associate II, Graduate School
Beverly Woodson Day
Interim Assistant Vice President for Strategic Enrollment and Director of Admissions

Floyd Wormley
Endowed Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, COS

Technical advisory committee members:

Ben Garrison 
Administrative Programs Director, Office of Online Learning

Carlos Gonzales
Director of Business Information Services, Department of Business Affairs

Kevin Kjosa
Information Security Operations Officer, OIT Information Security

Vanessa Kenon
Assistant Vice Provost, OIT Information Technology

Shashi Pinheiro
Associate Director of Web Services

Paul Rad
Associate Professor of Information Systems and Cyber Security, COB

Carol Rapps
IT Audit Manager, Department of Audit and Consulting Services

Steve Wilkerson
Associate Vice Provost, Department of Institutional Effectiveness

Application Process

Interested candidates may apply for the position via the UTSA jobs website. The application deadline is midnight CDT on August 15, 2018. 

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  • May 2018 - Search launched
  • September 1, 2018 - Target for VPIMT appointment