Trosvig to be U-M’s first vice president for information technology

October 21, 2016  //  FOUND IN: Strategy & Leadership

Kelli Trosvig

Kelli Trosvig will become the university’s first vice president for information technology and chief information officer. The five-year appointment, which will be effective Nov. 14, was approved Thursday by the board of regents.

Trosvig is currently the vice president for information technology and chief information officer at the University of Washington.

Regents created and approved the new executive officer position in February. Trosvig will oversee an integrated information technology strategy for the entire university.

“Ms. Trosvig’s experience as a higher education leader at the University of Washington will help her lead in U-M’s complex environment, spread across three campuses and our health system,” said U-M President Mark Schlissel.

The VPIT-CIO will ensure that information strategy is appropriately considered in both short- and long-term decision-making and planning for the university and will provide information technology leadership across the institution, noted Schlissel.

“I am excited about joining the team at Michigan,” said Trosvig. “It’s an opportunity to contribute to an outstanding technology community and I look forward to working together to build upon Michigan’s already strong IT programs.”

In her current role at UW, Trosvig works closely with the president, provost, faculty, staff and information technology boards to provide strategic planning, oversight and direction for UW’s IT infrastructure, resources and services. She also leads an IT staff of 850 individuals with an annual operating budget of more than $116 million and $25 million in annual capital expenditures.

From 2008-12, Trosvig served in similar institutionwide roles as the chief operating officer of UW Technology from 2008-10, and as the interim vice president from 2010-12.

Major efforts under her leadership at UW have included initiatives to improve the student experience through the innovative use of technology, which earned a Gates Foundation Next Generation Learning Award. Other initiatives include modernization of major administrative systems, improvements to infrastructure, security and privacy across the UW networks and enhanced mobile offerings.

Prior to serving in campuswide roles, Trosvig held successively responsible administrative positions in UW’s health sciences tackling complex administrative challenges for the dean and chief operating officer.

Trosvig is a recognized leader in higher education information technology, serving as a member of Internet2’s Trust and Identity for Research and Education, Operational Excellence, and Programs and Priorities committees.

She is a member of the higher education advisory boards for Microsoft Inc. and Cisco Inc. She also serves on the advisory boards of Tableau Inc. and the Kuali Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to open source software solutions for higher education.