When Chris Kielt officially began as the University’s chief information officer July 1, he will already know his way around the office.
Kielt has served as the interim vice chancellor for information technology since February, when former ITS leader Larry Conrad left for a similar position at the University of California, Berkeley.
Because the chief information officer oversees long-term initiatives such as providing more extensive database services and improving server storage, Kielt said he will be listening closely to the senior leadership of the department for ways to improve the University’s technological services.
“I think one of the ways you try to lead effectively first and foremost is recognize the value of the women and men who work in this area,” he said.
As vice chancellor for information technology, all of the senior management in Information Technology Services will report to Kielt.