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Executive Vice President and Provost Joseph A. Alutto announced the appointment of Kathleen K. Starkoff to Chief Information Officer for The Ohio State University. Her appointment was approved by the university Board of Trustees and becomes effective June 16.
The Office of the Chief Information Officer (CIO) is responsible for the enterprise-wide deployment of information technologies in service of teaching, research, and administration for Ohio State. Its role is to serve as a catalyst for innovatively leveraging technology to advance and support the mission and goals of the university.
"I was thrilled to be selected especially from such a worthy group of candidates," said Kathleen Starkoff, adding, "I look forward to learning from and working with the OSU community to help shape its technology future."
As CIO, Starkoff's areas of responsibility will include overseeing the Office of Information Technology and Technology Enhanced Learning and Research. Other CIO support areas include Information Technology Policies, Cybersecurity, Emerging Technologies, External Affairs, Strategic Planning and Communications, and Project Management Services.
Starkoff has over 24 years of information technology experience in the private sector including Limited Brands, Bank One, Key Corp., National City Corp., and International Business Machines. She comes to Ohio State most recently as group vice president and chief technology office for Limited Brands, where she provided leadership related to shared services implementation, transformation solution design, technology organization, applications development and operations, and enterprise risk management for an entrepreneurial enterprise with 180,000 employees.
Starkoff received her bachelor's degree in mathematics, cum laude, from Kent State University, and earned an MBA from Case Western Reserve University.
Her office is located in Baker Systems Engineering, 1971 Neil Avenue.