Nick Ray

Nick Ray

Regional CIO

Office of the Vice President for Information Technology & CIO

Nick Ray serves as regional CIO for all IU regional campuses and Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus. In this role, Ray identifies and communicates the technology implications for strategic goals, and serves as an advocate for the development and use of information technology in teaching, research, and service. His responsibilities include operational, strategic, and fiscal planning for all aspects of technological innovation, advancement, and implementation. He was appointed to this position in 2019.

He most recently served as UITS executive director for the IU Southeast campus. He provided direction and oversight across the department—including help desk support, endpoint management, learning spaces, student facilities, network infrastructure, digital media, web services, and central data support.

Ray has overseen the network upgrade to 10gbps, the transition to voice-over-IP telephony, the remodel of learning spaces, and the deployment of an IQ-wall at IU Southeast. His leadership role supported the campus and university strategic goals and objectives, and implementation of the strategic UITS initiatives.

Ray started with IU in 2008 as IU Southeast UITS director of support services and IT communications. He moved to oversee network infrastructure and web services in 2010 before becoming executive director in 2012.

Ray has more than 20 years of experience in IT. Prior to IU, he worked in the private sector as general manager of Digital Production at Doe Anderson Advertising, Louisville, Kentucky. He has also worked for Colgate-Palmolive as a network administrator and for Brown & Williamson as a data center technician. He earned a B.S. degree in computer science and information systems from Indiana University.