CIO Matt Riley
Chief Information Officer
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Matt Riley became UM’s Chief Information officer in April 2013. As CIO, Matt provides vision, strategic direction and advocacy for information technology at UM-Missoula and its affiliate campuses, and leads UM’s central IT organization.
Matt serves as a member of the President’s cabinet and the Council of Vice Presidents, and sits on Budget, Planning, University Council and the President’s Advisory committees. He currently chairs IT Senate and provides oversight for the Student Computer Fee Committee.
Prior to coming to Montana, Matt directed IT at Stanford University’s School of Humanities and Sciences. In that job, he brought an innovative services approach to University’s largest academic unit, and worked to bridge gaps between distributed and central IT operations.
Previous to Stanford, Matt spent 16 years at the University of Redlands in Southern California where he managed all aspects of IT operations. During his tenure, he led the design and implementation of the campus network, managed conversion of the University’s student and financials systems, oversaw a phone switch replacement from traditional phone system to Voice over IP, developed IT policy and led efforts to unify administrative and academic computing.
Matt is active with Educause, the MOR Associates IT leadership program, the Northwest Academic Computing Consortium, the Northern Tier Network Consortium, Internet2, Pacific Northwest GigaPop and the Health Information Exchange of Montana. He holds MBA and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from the University of Redlands.