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Leadership Board members must apply and be accepted in order to participate in Board activities. The following criteria will be used to determine CIO eligibility:

  • The person must be recognized as the senior IT executive at an institution of higher education and be responsible for operational and strategic planning for IT across the institution.
  • The person must either report to the CEO or one level below the CEO.
  • Preferably, the person should be part of the executive management team or cabinet.
  • The scope of responsibilities should include enterprise IT responsibility for administrative, academic, research, and infrastructure needs.

Membership Process

If you are interested in becoming a member of The Leadership Board for CIO's in Higher Education (LBCIO) please send your contact information and reporting information and any questions to the Executive Director, Dr. Michael Zastrocky at

Annual Board subscription rate is $2,500 and includes registration for all meetings both face-to-face and online (hotel and travel not included); all collaborative Webinars, discussion forums, and other online community tools; full access to the annual global CIO survey with custom reports, benchmarking reports, and analysis (including ad-hoc surveys requested by individual members); plus an online archive of all Board activities.

Special note—also included your membership: In order to engage the next generation of IT leaders in higher education, all Board members may bring a protégé to each meeting(both online and face-to-face) at no additional cost.