National Search: Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer
Montgomery College (Maryland) invites inquiries, applications, and nominations for
the position of Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer.
Reporting to the senior vice president for Administrative and Fiscal Services, Mr. Sherwin A. Collette, the VP/CIO provides leadership, vision, and direct oversight of the College’s information technology (IT), cyber-security, technology infrastructure, IT support services, and technology-related innovations and initiatives. The VP/CIO manages and leads an IT workforce consisting of approximately 160 employees. Six (6) positions report directly to the VP/CIO, including four (4) directors each overseeing Enterprise Services, Infrastructure and Network Services, Campus Computing Services, and Information Security Services, as well as the manager of IT Business and Finance and executive associate.
About the College
Chartered in 1946, Montgomery College has served the community with distinction and achieved a position of national prominence. Located in Montgomery County, Maryland—a vibrant, diverse, and economically robust community of more than one million people—adjacent to Washington, D.C., and 30 miles south of Baltimore.
The College pursues a student-centered approach with a heightened intentional focus on equitably enhancing student access, completion, and post-completion success. Montgomery College is governed by a 10-member Board of Trustees appointed by the governor of Maryland. The College is deeply committed to equity and inclusion as a grounding for all its work and serves over 40,000 credit and noncredit students on three campuses in Germantown, Rockville, and Takoma Park/Silver Spring, a collegewide Workforce Development and Continuing Education unit with centers in Gaithersburg and Wheaton, an East County Education Center slated to open in FY24, a central administrative services center, community engagement sites, and other off-campus locations.
Racially and culturally diverse, the College enrolls students from Montgomery County, the greater Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area, and more than 160 countries. MC has more than 470 full-time instructional and counseling faculty members, 330 part-time instructional faculty members, and 350 Workforce Development and Continuing Education faculty members. In total, more than 800 full-time and part-time well-qualified and talented faculty members and 1,100 staff members and administrators are dedicated to student success.
The responsibilities and duties of the Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer include:
Serve as the College’s lead technologist, providing vision and leadership in defining, executing, and advancing a comprehensive and coherent technology strategy to enhance teaching, learning, student services, administrative processes, and operations.
Administer the College’s Office of Information Technology, ensuring that technology systems and operations align with the College’s academic and administrative needs and deliver secure, reliable, effective, and efficient services across the institution.
Cultivate and lead a highly skilled, collaborative, and dynamic IT workforce by fostering a culture of excellence through innovation, accountability, learning, and professional growth.
Effectively manage the College’s technology budget, resource allocation, and vendor relationships to ensure optimal deployment of financial resources to drive innovation, efficiency, effectiveness, and continuous improvement.
In this role, the VP/CIO will focus on building relationships, establishing credibility with stakeholders, and implementing a strong IT governance framework to balance College needs. They'll lead the tech team with inspiration, manage resources efficiently, and provide strategic guidance while fostering a collaborative and caring technology organization.
The VP/CIO should possess exceptional leadership skills and be capable of inspiring a vision for technology's role in advancing the community college mission. They bring expertise in enterprise architecture, data analytics, and information security, along with a creative approach to solving technological, organizational, and budget challenges.
Additionally, they embody the College's values of equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging and excel in oral and written communication for consensus building, idea presentation, and management. They demonstrate a commitment to working collaboratively and supportively with diverse individuals, offering outstanding interpersonal skills and a service-oriented mindset.
The Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer should
hold a master's or professional degree from an accredited institution.
Learn more about the Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer role by reviewing the VP/CIO search prospectus and leadership profile.
September 20, 2023
Position announcement posted.
October 6, 2023
The best date by which to submit application materials.
November 1–27, 2023
January 1, 2024
A new Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer will assume the position.*
*An earlier or later start date may be considered.