U announces CIO candidates and forums

Three finalists were named and are scheduled to visit campus.

Greta Kaul

The University of Minnesota announced Wednesday the names of three finalists for the next chief information officer.

The CIO is responsible for overseeing the Office of Information Technology and is in charge of academic and administrative information technology.

Each of the three candidates will visit campus. At public forums scheduled Monday through Wednesday, they will speak on the subject of transforming teaching with technology and will answer questions from the audience. Each finalist will also have private interviews with University stakeholders.

Candidate Don Harris currently serves as the vice provost for information services and chief information officer at the University of Oregon.  HarrisâÄôs public forum will be held from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Nov. 28 in 3-180 Keller Hall.

R. Scott Studham is chief information officer at the University of Tennessee. His public forum will be held from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Nov. 29 in 3-180 Keller Hall.

Jim Davis is vice provost for information technology and chief information officer at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa.  DavisâÄô public forum will be held from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Nov. 30 in 3-180 Keller Hall.

In April, the University announced Steve Cawley, who previously held the job, accepted a position as vice president for information technology and chief information officer at the University of Miami in Florida.

In 2010, CawleyâÄôs salary as CIO was $258,250.

Ann Hill Duin has held the post in the interim.