Chief Information Officer
Christine E. Haile was appointed as the University's first Chief Information Officer in September 2001. She has campus-wide responsibility for information technology policies, programs and services, managing a central IT staff of 130 employees and a $15 million budget. A member of the President's Executive Committee, her accomplishments at UAlbany include the development of a new ITS structure to better serve customers and a focus on building a collaborative environment to better identify University needs.
She has overseen the campus's participation in Internet2, expansion of technology-equipped classrooms, successful implementation of the PeopleSoft ERP and the corresponding MyUAlbany portal. A Research IT group (2004) and an Information Security Office (2005) have been established to support these emerging aspects of the campus's IT portfolio. Ms. Haile has also successfully established a number of stakeholder groups to provide ITS with feedback on a variety of campus technology issues.
Haile was awarded the 2007 Best Technology Executive by the Alliance of Technology and Women and was also the 2004 winner of the Best of New York Award for Demonstrated Leadership in Information Technology. Haile has over 25 years of experience in higher education administration. Prior to coming to UAlbany, Haile was Associate Vice Chancellor and Provost for Technology Services at the SUNY System Administration. There she led the development of the SUNY Learning Network (SLN), which received the 2001 EDUCAUSE Award for Systemic Progress in Teaching and Learning. Her professional experience includes a range of networking, library systems and faculty development initiatives.
Haile is a member of the Board of NYSERNet, the Chair of NYSGrid and immediate past-chair of the SUNY Council of CIOs. She is active in EDUCAUSE, currently on the 2007 Conference Program Committee (Chair, Emerging Technologies Track) and the Executive Leadership Seminar. She has served on the Online Learning Advisory Board for the University of Hawaii and as a proposal reviewer for both NSF and the Sloan Foundation.
Haile received her bachelor's degree in Political Science from SUNY Potsdam and her MBA in Finance from UAlbany. A resident of downtown Albany, she is a member of several community organizations, including the Historic Albany Foundation and Capital Repertory Theater.