Associate Vice President Academic Affairs and Chief Information Officer

Lisa Spence


Lisa Spence is the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Chief Information Officer. In this role, she is responsible for centralized institutional information technology services and infrastructure. She is also responsible for partnering with institutional administrative and academic departments to create and maintain strategic plans for the implementation and use of information technology to serve ISU’s needs into the future.

Lisa joined the Office of Information Technology in August 2011, bringing over 26 years of diverse information technology implementation and management experience to the position. Prior to joining ISU, she was the Associate Vice Chancellor for Information Technology Operations for the University System of Georgia. She also has served in information technology leadership roles at two institutions in Georgia: from 2007 to 2010 she was Director of Information Technology Services at Georgia Tech; and from 2001 to 2007 she was the Chief Information Officer at Georgia Southern University.

Lisa has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting from Mississippi State University, and worked in a number of IT roles in industry before moving to higher education. She holds an EdD in Educational Administration from Georgia Southern University.

Ms. Spence may be reached in the Office of Information Technology at   812-237-2100.   

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