CIO Matt Riley

CIO Matt Riley

Matt Riley
Chief Information Officer
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Many current projects and campus-wide activity around IT is through UM's 'OneIT' - Visit the website to learn more:

Matt Riley became UM’s Chief Information officer in April 2013. As CIO, Matt provides vision, strategic direction and advocacy for information technology at the University of Montana, including direct responsibility for leading UM’s central IT organization.

Matt is a member of the president’s cabinet, the council of vice presidents and serves on a variety of shared governance committees. Matt is the co-chair of the IT Senate and executive oversight for the Student Technology Enhancement Panel. Matt is president of the Northern Tier Network Consortium, a board member of the Northwest Academic Computing Consortium, board member for the Health Information Exchange Network of Montana and board member of the Daly Mansion Preservation Trust.

Prior to joining Montana, Matt directed IT at Stanford’s School of Humanities and Sciences. Before that, Matt had a long tenure of professional and leadership roles at the University of Redlands.

Matt actively participates with Educause and Internet2.

Matt holds both MBA and B.S. degrees in Business from the University of Redlands, and is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

Seven Things You May Not Know About IT at UM

There are great folks doing IT work across the University of Montana - here are some examples:

  • UM is one of just 33  connectors on Internet2's national research and education network.  This offers UM an amazing opportunity for research collaboration, as well as the ability to connect state and regional education, government, healthcare and research partners to Internet2.
  • UM's IT shares licensing and/or hosts the Banner ERP (student, HR and Finance) for UM in Missoula, UM affiliate campuses and both Miles City and Dawson colleges.
  • UM's IT provides Gigabit and Gigabit+ network connectivity and commodity Internet services to our main campus in Missoula, Missoula College both main and West, Bitterroot College, Flathead Lake Biological Station, UM affiliate campuses, Salish Kootenai College, Miles City College, Dawson College and the HIEM.
  • UM's IT has hosted three unconference events; two were focused on IT and the third raised the issue of customer service at UM.
  • Students drive nearly $1M in annual technology investments and student-led technology support at UM through the STEP committee process.
  • Our innovative UM mobile app puts many campus functions in the palm of your hand.  Student workers have done much of the tile development for the app, and at least two have used that experience to land a high-paying job after graduation.
  • UM's approach to web services was cited by University Business magazine as a 'model of efficiency' in 2014.  UM's 'Cascade Server' web platform hosts over 600 websites for our campus and two participating UM affiliate campuses.
Our 2017 annual report offers a glimpse at even more accomplishments of IT at UM.