Office of the CIO

Information Technology Services is charged to move forward on our path of innovation and service as we support the University’s educational mission and meet the technology needs of our campus customers. To coordinate ITS initiatives, the Office of the CIO plans high-level, long-term organizational goals, strategic direction, performance management and process management, as well as addressing day-to-day operational concerns like resource management, operational planning and strategy alignment.

In addition to senior staff, the Office of the CIO includes ITS’ Administration group, whose responsibilities include financial planning and budgeting, human resources, benefits, facilities management and facility-related security for ITS. In addition, senior staff are developing new oversight for Project Management and Policy and Standards.

ERP Alert Image Moratorium on ERP-related Software Purchases

The Provost has issued a revised moratorium communication on the purchase of all potential ERP-related software to avoid unnecessary cost and complexity to the ERP transition process. One previously imposed moratorium has been lifted while others are being reinforced. If you require an exception to the moratorium or are unsure whether you need one, please contact Chris Kielt in the Office of the CIO.

ITS Leadership

Chris Kielt
Vice Chancellor for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer

Chris Kielt
Vice Chancellor for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer

Chris Kielt joined UNC-Chapel Hill in September 2012 as the Associate Vice Chancellor for Administrative Systems and Business Transformation. He assumed the role of Interim Vice Chancellor for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer on February 11, 2013. He has 25 years of experience in higher education, including over two decades at Yale University where he worked in a variety of academic, information technology and business roles that spanned healthcare services, administrative applications, student systems, finance and facilities operations. In his last position at Yale he served as Yale’s Deputy Chief Information Officer before heading to Stony Brook University to become its Chief Information Officer.

Susan Kellog

Susan Kellogg
Deputy Chief Information Officer

Susan Kellogg
Deputy Chief Information Officer

Susan Kellogg is the Deputy Chief Information Officer for ITS. She is a technology strategist with more than twenty years of experience across all areas of technology. Prior to joining the business school in 2003, she worked for Progress Energy as a manager and technology architect creating the corporate technology strategy with the company’s chief technologist and managing many major infrastructure components of this Fortune-500 company. Susan’s previous experience included several roles of increasing responsibility with GlaxoSmithKline (formerly GlaxoWellcome) where she also co-chaired an international committee on corporate Internet standards. Early in her career, she worked in military technology, gaining broad experience in technology standards and security. Kellogg earned a BS in Computer Science from UNC-Chapel Hill and a MS in Computer Science from the University of Colorado.


Senior Management Team

The CIO and Deputy CIO are supported by a staff of assistant vice chancellors and directors leading the areas of Administration, Enterprise Applications, Enterprise Resource Planning, Information Security, IT Infrastructure and Operations, Teaching and Learning, Telecommunications and User Support and Engagement.