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Office of the CIO

Information technology strategy for Cornell

The Office of the CIO reports directly to the Vice President and Chief Global Information Officer Curtis Cole.  The CIO oversees Cornell Information Technologies and collaborates with the IT Service Groups (ITSGs) and a variety of partners and stakeholders to manage the IT infrastructure and provide university-wide services to the Cornell community.

About the CIO

On January 4, 2023, Dave Lifka retired as vice president and chief information officer for Cornell.  Dave Vernon serves as interim CIO while the search for a replacement is conducted.

The VP and CIO directs Cornell Information Technologies and works with the president, deans, vice presidents, Weill Cornell Medicine, Cornell Tech, and the Board of Trustees to plan Cornell’s IT strategy.  

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