Overview of the Texas Tech CIO Council


The CIO Council plays an important role in advancing the technology objectives of the Texas Tech University System. This council is made up of the chief information officers (CIOs) of Texas Tech University, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso, Angelo State University, Midwestern State University, and the executive IT administration for all Texas Tech institutions. Based on a shared governance model, the role of the CIO Council is primarily strategic oversight of the entities that comprise the Texas Tech University System.

The scope of the council's responsibilities include:

  • set strategic priorities that aligns technology with Texas Tech's mission and goals
  • develop public/private partnerships
  • coordinate the information and operation of governance councils
  • ensure institutional collaboration
  • develop standards and policies that facilitate the creation of an integrated information environment
  • coordinate the governance of shared IT services throughout Texas Tech
  • coordinate Texas Tech's role in IT-related public policy processes
  • manage the planning and design of all telecommunications networks