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Linn and Benton counties have a combined population of nearly 200,000. The college is located in the middle of Oregon's beautiful Willamette Valley -- also known as the grass seed capital of the world. Our communities offer the advantages of small-town life with easy access to shopping and entertainment in nearby Salem, Eugene and Portland.

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CIO Information

Linn-Benton Community College (LBCC) seeks a visionary leader in the technology field to challenge the college to use technology more effectively.  The ideal candidate will demonstrate a proven track record of leading organizations through change while continuing to meet customer needs.

LBCC recently contracted for, “An External Review of Information Technology Staffing and Organizational Structure at Linn-Benton Community College.”  The Executive Summary of the study states:

“During my site visit to Linn-Benton Community College, I was struck by the passion, commitment, and strong work ethic demonstrated by everyone I met.  While LBCC is facing many challenges, the students, faculty, staff and administrators seem determined to meet those challenges.

“One of the more serious of those challenges is information technology.  While there is general agreement about the importance of information technology to the future health of the College, there doesn’t appear to be a unified vision regarding technological priorities.  The absence of a strategic plan for technology, as noted by the NWCCU, the regional accrediting association, is significant.  Without an understanding vision of where LBCC technology should be heading, it is difficult to take full advantage of technology to support the College’s goals.”

The Information Systems Department has been under steady leadership for 27 years.  The recent retirement of the long-serving director opens an opportunity to reassess where the department is and where it needs to go meet increasing technological demands from students, faculty, staff and administrators.  LBCC now seeks a new leader to address the issues raised in the consultant’s report.

Recognizing the critical role the new Chief Information Officer will play, the selected candidate will serve on numerous campus committees, including the President’s Staff.  The CIO will report through the Vice President, Finance and Operations, but will play a collaborative role with other key campus leaders, including the Executive Vice President for Instruction and Workforce Development; the Vice President for Student Affairs; the Dean of Healthcare,eLearning and Media; the Dean of Instruction; the Human Resources Director; the Director of eLearning and Media; the Budget and Accounting Director; the Director of Diversity and Community Engagement; the Director of Institutional Research; and other campus leaders.