We are pleased to announce the appointment of Larry Conrad as Berkeley’s next Associate Vice Chancellor for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer (AVC-IT & CIO). Larry’s selection comes after a very competitive, nationwide recruitment guided by a campus search committee that received valuable input from many faculty, staff and student stakeholders across the campus. Larry will join the campus on February 18, 2013.Larry brings 40 years of experience in the field of information technology and has a varied background in both university and corporate settings, with extensive experience in research, instructional, and enterprise computing, as well as telecommunications. He comes to Berkeley from the University of North Carolina (UNC), Chapel Hill, where he has served as their Vice Chancellor for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer for the last 5 years, overseeing the Division of Information Technology Services (ITS) as well as setting IT direction and coordinating infrastructure and service delivery across the University.
At UNC Larry oversaw implementation of a new student information system, updated the campus IT infrastructure despite multi-year budget reductions, achieved major efficiency and cost-saving reforms, and improved coordination and alignment between central IT and the broader campus IT community. This specific experience, as well as his record of accomplishment as a collaborative IT leader with a strong focus on successful execution, and his experience in multiple public institutions, makes him extraordinarily well qualified to help Berkeley meet our many critical strategic goals.
For more information about Larry Conrad, see his bio.
A member of the Chancellor's Cabinet, the AVC-IT/CIO leads the campuswide IT planning effort, chairs the Campus Technology Council (CTC), and sponsors the following campuswide IT committees:
The AVC-IT/CIO represents UC Berkeley in the following organizations:
The AVC-IT/CIO oversees the campus's central IT service organization Information Services and Technology (IST).
Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Information Technology
and Chief Information Officer
University of California, Berkeley
Earl Warren Hall
2195 Hearst Ave Suite 200A # 4878
Berkeley, CA 94720-4878