VU appoints Jaci Lederman as CIO and Head of IT

VU appoints Jaci Lederman as CIO and Head of IT

Head shot of new CIO and head of IT, Jaci Lederman

April 20, 2023

VINCENNES, Ind. - Vincennes University announces the appointment of Jaci Lederman as its new Executive Director of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, effective May 1. She was selected from a pool of more than 50 applicants and is taking over the position from Bob Wisler.

VU President Dr. Chuck Johnson expressed his enthusiasm about the appointment, stating, "I am excited to welcome Jaci to her new role at VU. Jaci’s vast experience and knowledge in IT as both a leader and a faculty member make her an outstanding choice for this role. I am confident she will continue to build on our existing strengths and, through her leadership of our IT unit, enhance student learning and success and help VU continue to improve as an institution.”

Lederman has a deep connection to VU. Her impressive career at the University spans more than a decade. Lederman is a VU alumna who started in 2011 as a faculty member in the Information Technology Department, eventually achieving the rank of professor, and serving as department chair for more than five years.

For the past 14 months, Lederman has served as the Director of Enterprise Applications. She has helped lead the University’s IT modernization and digital transformation and also has been instrumental in launching multiple software tools, the new VU website, and other projects.

“Building strong relationships with stakeholders is crucial for driving successful digital transformation within any organization,” Lederman said. “As CIO, I will prioritize continued relationship building between the Information Technology Department and university stakeholders to create a culture of collaboration and trust that will enable the successful implementation of digital transformation initiatives.”

Her previous IT leadership roles in Southwest Indiana, coupled with her extensive project management experience, make her the ideal appointee for this position.

As she prepares to assume her new responsibilities, Lederman shared her thoughts, saying, "I am honored to be appointed as VU's CIO and Executive Director of Information Technology. I look forward to working with President Johnson, the Executive Team, and my colleagues on the ITEX to build on VU's technology strengths and support our mission of providing an excellent educational experience for our students."

Her qualifications include a range of credentials, including IT, cybersecurity, and project management certifications, a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in IT Management from Western Governors University, a Bachelor of Science in Management from the University of Phoenix, and an Associate of Science in Computer Programming from VU.

VU invites everyone to join in congratulating Lederman on her appointment and welcoming her to her new post at VU.

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