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ERIC Number: EJ799772
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1528-5324
The Executive Director: An Opportunity Worth Considering
Regenstein, Carrie E.
EDUCAUSE Quarterly, v30 n1 p44-47 2007
Much has been written recently about the role of the higher education chief information officer (CIO) and the qualifications expected of potential candidates. As one considers career paths for senior information technology (IT) leaders, one might also seek a better understanding of another senior position in higher education's IT arena--the role of executive director. Position titles mean different things in different places, of course. In some institutions, the executive director is the sole IT leader, much like the CIO in other institutions. Elsewhere, "executive director" might be used to mean "deputy CIO" or "associate CIO," that is, second in command. Regardless of the title assigned to any functional IT position, the benefits of serving as an executive director (by any title) are worth investigating. In this article, the author explores how an executive director can bring high-level leadership and management to the organization, the campus, and the community. (Contains 5 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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