About OCIO

The Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) provides services to help Ohio State faculty, students, and staff use technologies in learning, teaching, research, and administrative settings. The primary role of the OCIO is to serve as a catalyst in working with the campus community to leverage technology to advance and support the mission and goals of the university.

OCIO Leadership & Teams

  • Vice President and Chief Information Officer – Michael B. Hofherr
  • Enterprise Applications – David Kieffer, Senior Director
  • Enterprise Architecture – Tom Mowbray, Senior Director
  • Enterprise Security – Helen Patton, Chief Information Security Officer
  • Human Resources – Laura Palko, Director
  • Infrastructure - Bob Corbin, Senior Director
  • Marketing, Communication & Training – Beth Varcho, Interim Director
  • OCIO Finance – Clay Michalowski, Interim Director
  • Process & Quality Management – Gene Rogers, Senior Director
  • Data Warehouse and Analytics – Carrie Jester, Senior Director

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OCIO Organizational Structure

Job Openings in OCIO

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