"The use of technology in higher education has transformed rapidly in recent decades, and the role of the university chief information officer has changed right along with it. Now as a new decade begins, the CIO enters yet another phase, acting as an integral influencer both of student success and business missions, according to an Educause report released Tuesday."—Source: EdSurge
WHY THIS MATTERS:
As information technology plays an increasingly important role in all aspects of higher ed as we know it, the role of the CIO is shifting in tandem, positioning them as campus-wide influencers.