Building an IT Community
As Associate Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Steve Fleagle provides broad oversight to the Information Technology Services (ITS) departments and facilitates campus-wide coordination, planning and delivery of services with colleges and other IT providers. He represents the university's information technology interests regionally and nationally. The CIO Office is the primary focal point for campus-wide IT initiatives and policy. It coordinates strategies and programs with the HCIS (Health Care Information Systems) organization, where appropriate. The CIO reports primarily to Executive Vice President and Provost P. Barry Butler with secondary reporting to Interim Senior Vice President for Finance & Operations Rod Lehnertz.
Role of the Chief Information Officer
- Provide leadership for the continued development of a progressive information technology environment throughout the university.
- Ensure that information technology in its many forms fully serves our teaching, research, and service missions, using a model of partnership and collaboration.
- Ensure an appropriate campus IT infrastructure in support of administration, research and instruction. Provision of mass storage, networks, directories, administrative applications, server platforms, and IT security, are examples.
- With broad input from campus partners, plan the future development of information technology at The University of Iowa.
- Engage collegiate and administrative units in dialogue on many key levels (Dean, Assoc. Dean/Director, and technical staff) of each organization.
- Support IT staff in continuous development of professional skills as they contribute to the success of the university