Message from the CIO

July 20, 2016 by

On August 1, 2016, I am stepping away from my role as Vice President and CIO at Michigan State University, and beginning a new chapter as a digital advisor, based in my home in seacoast New Hampshire, which will enable a better work/life balance for me.

I congratulate Rob McCurdy on his appointment as interim CIO. Rob is a true Spartan, and will work with MSU students, faculty and staff to make technology a true enabler of the education, research and outreach work.  I will continue to work with Rob, the IT leadership team, and others at MSU in a part-time capacity as a digital advisor. I ask all of #TeamMSUIT to support Rob, the AVPs and Directors, and each other, during this transition. Amazing progress has been made on Bolder IT – Strengthen, Align, Innovate – in two years; this will continue.

I’m honored to have been MSU’s CIO for two years, and getting to know and work with everyone here has been enriching. For those of you at MSU, I can be reached at my MSU e-mail address. Everyone is welcome to connect via Twitter @jcycio or via LinkedIn.


“Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.”  John Wooden


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