University of San Francisco’s CIO to Spearhead Boston University’s Information Systems & Technology Office

in News Releases, University Affairs
April 21st, 2009

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(Boston) – Tracy Schroeder, currently vice president for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer at the University of San Francisco (USF), was named vice president for Boston University’s Office of Information Systems and Technology, announced BU President Robert A. Brown.

“Tracy brings to BU the experience of leading a service-oriented, university information technology organization, including the implementation of an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system,” said Brown. “She has the vision and energy to lead a world-class information technology organization that’s focused on delivering value to our students, staff and faculty.”

Schroeder, who begins at BU on July 1, has been leading USF’s Information Technology Services organization since 2002. After serving in interim and associate roles, she was appointed CIO in 2004, and then promoted to vice president of Information Technology in 2005. She led the university’s information technology service initiatives including strategic planning, human resources, budget and special projects.
Founded in 1855, the University of San Francisco is an urban, Jesuit university with over 8,700 undergraduate and graduate students enrolled.

“I led technology service teams with a focus on alignment of services within the strategic priorities of the organization, the specific needs and resources of the community, and the common good,” said Schroeder. “This is an exciting time at BU, and I hope to make a significant contribution to the fulfillment of the university’s mission and strategic plan.”

Prior to her Information Technology positions, Schroeder was USF’s director of Student Support Services and special assistant to the deans in the College of Professional Studies from 1995 to 1999. During that stint she earned a master’s degree in writing from USF. From 1999 to 2002, Schroeder was the university’s E-Campus director and Web/Data coordinator.

After earning her bachelor’s degree from Stanford University, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, Schroeder served as director of Curriculum & Enrollment and assistant to the president at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco from 1993 to 1995.

She has served as the president of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities Conference of Information Technology Management since 2006 and is a member of the Educause Advisory Group on Enterprise Information Systems and Services. Educause is a non-profit association whose mission is to advance higher education by promoting the intelligent use of information technology.

Founded in 1839, Boston University is an internationally recognized institution of higher education and research. With more than 30,000 students, it is the fourth largest independent university in the United States. BU consists of 17 colleges and schools along with a number of multi-disciplinary centers and institutes which are central to the school’s research and teaching mission.

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