Administration, Education, Higher Education

Associate Vice President and Chief Information Officer

  • Austin Peay State University
  • Clarksville, TN

Austin Peay State University (APSU) located in Clarksville, Tenn., invites applications, expressions of interest, and nominations for the role of Associate Vice President and Chief Information Officer (AVP/CIO). Austin Peay seeks an experienced and innovative leader who will steward and implement a creative and strategic vision for technology that works across divisions to support the University’s academic, administrative, strategic, and tactical goals. Reporting to the Vice President for Finance and Administration, the AVP/CIO will serve as a vital contributor to the leadership team and as a member of the President’s Cabinet.

Austin Peay State University (APSU) is a thriving campus that serves the northern Middle Tennessee region, the state, the nation, and the world abroad. With more than 119,000 alumni and a diverse population of more than 9,000 students, Austin Peay is classified as a Master’s Large institution by the Carnegie Foundation and offers doctoral, graduate, bachelor’s, and associate programs, with many programs offered fully online. Austin Peay has a strong relationship with the United States military and is one of only two universities with its own facility – at Fort Campbell – which serves more military-affiliated students than any other university in Tennessee.

The AVP/CIO leads the Office of Information Technology (OIT) through continuous improvement, as well as through the adoption of industry recognized best practices, service delivery, and project management. The AVP/CIO partners with University leadership to plan and invest strategically in technology solutions that support the ever-changing needs of the student body, faculty, staff, and administration. The AVP/CIO serves as a change management expert and collaborator, engaging stakeholders in change efforts that are incremental, as well as transformational, across the institution. This position will have direct oversight of approximately a $10 million annual budget and a special state-funded $20 million project to transition to Oracle ERP.

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The Search Committee will begin reviewing candidates immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Nominations and applications should be submitted electronically as soon as possible. Applications should include a letter of candidacy for the new AVP/CIO and a complete résumé or vita. All application materials will be considered in full confidence. Please send all nominations, inquiries, and applications, and expressions of interest electronically to:

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