Saying the new Vice Chancellor of IT

Dear DU local community associates, I am delighted to announce that Russell “Russ” Kaurloto will

Dear DU local community associates,

I am delighted to announce that Russell “Russ” Kaurloto will sign up for the University of Denver as our vice chancellor for data technology and chief details officer (VC for IT/CIO) beginning July 1, 2021.

The VC for IT/CIO position experiences right to the chancellor. Russ will also be a member of the chancellor’s cabinet and dean’s council. As VC for IT/CIO, Russ will direct a ahead-considering, service-oriented IT division. He will spouse and collaborate with leaders and staff throughout campus to make certain DU’s IT infrastructure aligns with the goals of the university’s strategic eyesight. Russ will acquire a digital technique that enhances the studying, training, and working encounter of the entire DU community. Beneath his management, DU will proceed to boast an optimized, built-in and clear IT corporation that champions the university’s determination to variety, fairness and inclusion.

About Russell Kaurloto

Russ arrives to the College of Denver from Clemson University in which he has served as vice president and main information and facts officer because 2017. Previously, Russ served as main engineering officer at Children’s Medical center Los Angeles and also served as the City of Los Angeles Assistant Normal Manager for Facts Technology. Prior to that, and above the study course of 15 several years, Russ served in many leadership roles at the College of Southern California, like as deputy chief facts officer and main operating officer.

Russ is a graduate from California Lutheran College with a Bachelor’s in organizational management. He holds a technical certification from Lincoln Institute of Know-how in pc technology and programming. He also retains a to start with-course FCC license.

“I’m wanting ahead and excited to be signing up for the leadership team at the College of Denver,” states Russ. “It was clear to me from the begin that DU is definitely a special place. This part delivers a exclusive option to build upon DU’s Strategic Imperatives to enhance research and greatly enhance the student encounter by technology-enabled transformation. I’m honored to be a portion of it.”

Russ delivers to the University of Denver a special established of skills, experience and abilities developed in higher education, government and health care. He understands intimately the management important for efficient IT units in substantial and sophisticated ecosystems and has expertise supporting school investigate by way of a major-five in the country large-overall performance computing process. Russ also has knowledge guaranteeing cyber security as a result of coverage and implementation. His abilities includes delivering IT methods in cloud computing, mobility,

company analytics, major details, enterprise-large software improvement and devices integrations. Russ has proven results in not only strategic implementation, but also with creating interactions across disciplines as nicely as elevating buyer support outcomes. As DU’s VC for IT/CIO, Russ will change his notice to developing integrated analytics and boosting a properly-described governance composition to ensure most effective procedures are applied university huge.

As we welcome Russ, the University provides a particular thanks to Gary Starling who has ably served as interim vice chancellor and chief information present considering that this previous fall. Specially all through a time when the DU local community has relied so closely on our engineering to do the job, discover and hook up, we are grateful to Gary and the overall IT workforce for their dedication and excellence.

And thank you yet again to our research committee:


· Rohini Ananthakrishnan, assistant vice chancellor of information and facts engineering

· Kate Willink, vice provost for college affairs

Committee associates:

Cathey Barbee, assistant vice chancellor of progression

Deb DeHaas, trustee

Rafael Fajardo, affiliate professor in the College or university of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Johnny Kim, affiliate Professor in the Graduate College of Social Get the job done

Bobbie Kite, assistant dean in University Faculty

Jerron Lowe, interim vice chancellor of human assets

Katia Miller, analyst in the Office environment of Institutional Investigation and Examination

Haluk Ogmen, interim dean of the Ritchie School of Engineering & Pc Science

Todd Rinehart, vice chancellor of enrollment

Shelly Smith-Acuña, dean of the Graduate Faculty of Experienced Psychology

I want to understand the committee’s exceptional work and dedication in direction of DEI in process and apply. This inclusive research yielded numerous finalists from underrepresented groups inside of the IT market.

Eventually, thank you to the individuals and teams who met with and interviewed Russ and the other candidates. Your insights were deeply valuable as we built this choice.

We are thrilled to welcome Russ to DU. He will be joined by his wife, Susan, and their youngest son, Connor. They get pleasure from the outdoors—running, biking, hiking and skiing—and glimpse ahead to finding involved in group outreach plans. Remember to join me in congratulating Russ and welcoming him and his spouse and children to Denver this summer season.


Jeremy Haefner