building infrastructure and operations support teams in the creation and delivery of high impact technology services that support the
Michigan State University (MSU) mission. The Executive Director leads and contributes to the vision, strategic direction, technical
landscape governance and influence necessary to plan, execute, and maintain enterprise-wide technology services. In addition, this position
leverages professional experience and current best practice to develop and retain an engaged, accountable, diverse, and high-performing
workforce as well as acts as a champion for the effective and efficient use of MSU resources.
This position serves as a principal
advisor to the Executive Vice President for Administration and Chief Information Officer (EVPA & CIO), Departmental Leaders, and University
Leadership in large-scale information technology services and initiatives relevant to IT infrastructure-based services; leads managers to
work with key stakeholders to plan and execute projects, ensure that teams have appropriate specifications, direction, and resources to
deliver services effectively and efficiently; responsible for IT infrastructure and operations including infrastructure design, systems,
data center, networking, and telecommunications services; recruits and retains a diverse and inclusive high-performing team; monitors,
mentors, and coaches employee performance and engagement; directs initiatives to improve operational efficiency and service delivery
effectiveness across all lines of business and technology platforms; responsible for the department funding associated with services,
ensuring they deliver on time and within budget, and that projects under their leadership deliver intended value to the enterprise;
maintains and cultivates relationships with key clients and stakeholders in order to provide direction and escalation; leads the
collaboration with campus units and other teams across MSU in defining future enterprise infrastructure structure, planning and operations,
design, and deployment, as well as system life cycle management; provides strategic leadership for enterprise systems and platforms in
information technology, to better position the university relative to emerging trends in higher education.
MSU Information Technology
provides the primary leadership for strategic, financial, and policy initiatives affecting information technology (IT) across MSU. MSU IT
offers technology resources that support MSU’s mission of providing education, conducting research, and advancing engagement
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) are essential elements, vital to the culture MSU Information Technology endeavors to cultivate. This includes providing opportunities and access for all people which incorporate differences of race, age, color, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, migratory status, disability/abilities, political affiliation, veteran status and socioeconomic background.
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