Chief Information Officer

Scott Genung, Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Information Officer

Scott A. Genung serves as the Associate Vice Chancellor for IT and Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee. In this role, Scott collaborates with senior leadership, stakeholders, the IT community, and external partners to help shape and enable the strategic aspirations of UWM through technology and data. He also provides operational oversight of the enterprise-focused University IT Services (UITS) and customer-facing Campus Technology Support (CTS) organizations to ensure the delivery of these services remains aligned to the needs of the institution. Scott also leads UWM’s Information Technology Advisory Committee and serves on a variety of campus and system committees to further this work.

Scott more recently served as Interim CIO and Deputy CIO at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prior to his time at Illinois, he served in a variety of leadership, technical, and instructional roles at the University of Chicago, University of Oregon, and Illinois State University spanning a career greater than 30 years.

In addition to his service at four prior institutions, Scott has been active within several regional and national organizations including the Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA), IvyPlus, Educause, Internet2, and The Quilt. He also actively serves and has served on a variety of boards including the Vation Ventures Innovation Council, the BTAA CIO MOR Advisory Board, the stakeholders board for the Illinois Campus Cluster, the University of Chicago Cyberinfrastructure Alliance, the Central Illinois Regional Broadband Network (CIRBN), and the Telecommunications Advisory Board at Illinois State University.

Scott reports to Vice Chancellor Robin Van Harpen, Division of Finance and Administrative Affairs, and serves on Chancellor Mone’s Cabinet. He assumed this role in July of 2023.