Cawley Named VP of Information Technology and CIO

New VP will provide leadership in advancing all aspects of UM’s IT strategies.

Coral Gables (April 29, 2011) — The University of Miami announced today the appointment of Steve Cawley as the University's vice president for information technology and chief information officer (CIO). Cawley joins the University from the University of Minnesota, where he serves as vice president and CIO for the main Twin Cities campus and CIO of the University of Minnesota System.

"It is an extraordinary honor for me to join the University of Miami," said Cawley. "The University of Miami has shown a clear commitment to advancing strategic goals through innovative and effective uses of technology. I look forward to working with the University community and its dedicated information technology staff to help advance the mission of the University."

The University of Minnesota is the state's land grant university system, with more than 65,000 students, 4,000 faculty, 15,000 staff, and nearly $600 million in sponsored research. The National Science Foundation 2008 survey ranked the University of Minnesota ninth among public research institutions.

"I am delighted that Steve Cawley will be joining the University," said Joe Natoli, senior vice president for business and finance and chief financial officer. "He comes from a large, complex, multi-campus, research institution that relied upon state-of-the-art information technology to achieve many of its goals. He will be a terrific addition to the University's senior management team."

Cawley's experience includes the development of long-term strategic plans and a governance system for information technology; implementation of PeopleSoft financial and administrative systems; outsourcing email, calendar, and contact applications; and development of a coordinated management structure that leveraged collegiate and campus IT leadership. In his role as University CIO, Cawley works closely with the Academic Health Center, which includes the University's Medical School, Dentistry, Public Health, Pharmacy, Nursing, and Veterinary Medicine, supporting many aspects of technology strategy, service, and policy.

In his new position, Cawley will provide the leadership and vision for advancing all aspects of enterprise information technology strategies, including the establishment of appropriate policies and the strategic deployment of hardware and software. Information technology is a key enabler of the University's goal to become an AAU-quality institution.

Cawley holds a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Management and Communication and a Master of Arts in Organizational Management from Concordia University in St. Paul, Minnesota. He is expected to join the University in June.



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