CIO Matt Riley

CIO Matt Riley

Matt Riley
Chief Information Officer
Social Sciences 126
(406) 243-6099  |

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 serves as a member of the President’s Cabinet and the Council of Vice Presidents.  Within UM's governance and committee structure, Matt sits on UM's Planning, University Council and the President’s Advisory committees. Matt is the Co-Chair of the IT Senate and provides executive oversight for the Student Computer Fee Committee.  Beyond the UM campus, Matt is the President of the Northern Tier Network Consortium (NTNC), Board member for the Northwest Academic Computing Consortium (NWACC) and Board member for the Health Information Exchange Network of Montana (HIEM).

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 multiple enterprise technology projects, developed most of Redland's IT policy and led efforts to unify administrative and academic computing.

Matt actively participates with Educause, Internet2, research networking in the Northwest and the MOR leadership community.  A veteran of the US Air Force, Matt also holds both an MBA and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from the University of Redlands.

Open office hours

Do you have an idea to share or a question to ask? Open Q&A sessions with Matt Riley are scheduled in Social Sciences 126 on Thursdays from 4-5 p.m. on the following dates:

Summer 2017

  • July 13
  • July 20
  • July 27
  • August 3
  • August 10 (tentative)
  • August 17
  • August 24
  • August 31 (tentative)