University at Buffalo selects Harris Search Associates to lead two senior Information Technology leadership searches 

University at Buffalo has selected Harris Search Associates to lead the searches to identify its next Associate Chief Information Officer and Information Security Officer.

In concert with the goals and mission of UB2020, UBIT’s mission is “to advance UB’s mission of excellence in research, teaching, and service through the innovative and effective use of Information Technology.”  In support of this mission, UBIT is seeking to fill two vacancies: Associate Chief Information Officer and Information Security Officer.

Working closely with and in support of the VPCIO, the Associate VP/Chief Information Officer (ACIO) ensures the development and maintenance of the information technology infrastructures and systems in the VPCIO’s area of responsibility that enable UB to meet its mission. The Information Security Officer (ISO) is responsible for leading the development, implementation, and maintenance of the University’s campus-wide information security/cybersecurity program.

The Office of the Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO) oversees the central IT organization comprised of over 200 talented professionals working collaboratively with the distributed school/unit based IT staff to provide and support campus use of information technology critical to student, faculty, and staff success.

A flagship institution in the State University of New York system, the University at Buffalo (UB) is the largest, most comprehensive campus in the 64- campus SUNY system and an internationally renowned center for academic excellence.  Impactful research, scholarly distinction, transformative student experiences, and far-reaching service to local, state, national, and international communities define UB’s mission as a premier research-intensive public university.  UB was founded in 1846 as a private medical college located in downtown Buffalo and joined SUNY in 1962.  In 1990, UB was the first public university in the Northeast to be admitted into the Association of American Universities (AAU), joining North America’s other leading research universities.  

Buffalo is the second-largest city in New York State and is located in the western region on the shores of Lake Erie, upriver of the majestic Niagara Falls. Buffalo - the City of Good Neighbors - is a big city with a rapidly growing economy, vital academic health sciences center, and modest cost of living. The Western New York educational system is excellent. Buffalo-Niagara is a region of 1.2 million people with world-class art galleries and museums, a comprehensive city-wide system of parks and green space designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, a vibrant theater and music community, and major and minor league sports teams. These are just a few of the wide array of cultural and recreational elements that make Buffalo a great place to work, study and live.

Harris Search Associates - an IIC Partners member firm, is a leading global executive search and board advisory consulting firm with 52 offices in 34 countries worldwide.  Our practice is focused on identifying and attracting leaders to support the growth of clients in the areas of research, science, engineering, academic medicine and commercial enterprises. Clients include the foremost universities, research parks, institutes, academic medical centers and commercial organizations driving global innovation and discovery.  More information may be found at:

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