Building on an IT assessment conducted by Phil Goldstein, the Office of Development at Dartmouth College engaged the assistance of Next Generation co-founders Mary Beth Baker and Phil Goldstein to create a recruiting strategy and conduct a search for the new position of Director of Management Systems and Information Technology. In this capacity, Dartmouth is seeking a leader to support the goals of the organization by:
- Establishing more cohesion among, and mentoring within, the Office of Development IT groups.
- Advising the leadership on long-term technology decisions.
- Managing the delivery of services to the Alumni Relations organization.
- Forging a closer working relationship with the College’s IT organization.
Mary Beth and Phil are currently working with the Associate Vice President for Development Administration and an interview team to select a candidate to fill this role.
Pepperdine University was in the midst of a multi-year, multi-million dollar modernization of its IT infrastructure and administrative systems when its CIO was recruited by another institution. The next CIO had to successfully complete these major projects, work with university leaders to realize the benefits of new systems, and continue to shift investment and attention to emerging instructional technology needs. Next Generation co-founder Phil Goldstein was retained by Pepperdine to work with its leaders to define the attributes and experiences it needed in an IT leader and to support the recruitment of a CIO. Phil had assisted the university with the recruitment of the prior CIO and developed an understanding of the IT organizations strengths and challenges. The engagement culminated in the successful hiring of a CIO to lead the next phase of Pepperdine’s IT modernization. In subsequent engagements, the CIO retained Next Generation to recruit a new director of enterprise applications and an Associate Provost for Assessment and Institutional Effectiveness. These two hires were part of a broader strategy to improve business processes and support a culture of data driven decision-making at the university.
Saint Xavier University
A goal of Saint Xavier University is to improve the institution’s integration of technology in its teaching and learning. One of the critical components to achieving this goal was the creation of a CIO position to provide leadership for the University’s IT organization and libraries.
While the library and IT would remain separate organizations, Saint Xaviar wanted a single leader to oversee the strategies of the two organizations and spur their collaboration to create better support for faculty and students.
Phil assisted the University search committee that first defined the CIO position in an in-depth search. Candidates were sourced; applicants, screened; and a consensus was reached on a recommendation to the President. The search concluded successfully in the hiring of the recommended CIO, who had an extensive background in academic technology, libraries and leadership.
The University of Texas at San Antonio
Following a project led by Phil Goldstein to define the needs for a CIO at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), the Provost determined that he wanted a CIO who could bring a blend of leadership, management and technical skills, along with an understanding of the unique mission and culture of a university. A successful candidate needed to relish the opportunity to be a part of a rapidly growing university with an ambitious aspiration to become a research university. At the same time, this individual needed to be cognizant of the institution’s resource limitations and to set a technology direction that supports UTSA’s growth without moving too far ahead of the institution’s ability to absorb and utilize new technologies. Next Generation co-founders Mary Beth Baker and Phil Goldstein worked with the Provost and the search committee to find candidates who brought the optimal blend of skills, experience and personal style to meet these complex and exciting challenges. The search concluded in the hiring of a CIO to meet UTSA’s challenges.