Christine E. Haile became the University at Albany's first Chief Information Officer in 2001. She has campus-wide responsibility for information technology policies, programs and services, and manages the central IT organization of 125 employees and a $15 million budget. As CIO, she ensures that IT services are aligned with the University’s strategic plan and serve a broad range of needs for students, faculty and staff.
Ms. Haile is currently a member of the Board of NYSERNet, the SUNY Data Center Strategy Team, and the SUNY Council of CIOs, including terms as chair/past chair. Previous responsibilities include serving on the Chancellor’s IT Transformation Team (2012-13), as faculty for the EDUCAUSE Institute Leadership Program (2010-12), as a judge for the Best of New York IT Awards (2011-12) and as a proposal reviewer for the National Science Foundation (STEM Digital Libraries) and the Sloan Foundation (online learning).
In 2013, Ms. Haile was the co-recipient of a University Award presented by Chancellor Zimpher for Systemness Innovation for Outstanding Contributions to the SUNY Shared Services Initiative. In 2007, she was awarded Best Technology Executive by the Alliance of Technology and Women; she received the Best of New York Award for Demonstrated Leadership in Information Technology in 2004. Prior to coming to UAlbany, she was Associate Vice Chancellor and Provost for Technology Services at the SUNY System Administration.
Ms. Haile received her bachelor's degree in Political Science from SUNY Potsdam and an MBA in Finance from UAlbany.