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Biographical Information

Christine E. Haile joined the University at Albany in 2001 as Chief Information Officer. As CIO, she has responsibility for information technology planning, policy, programs and services, serves as a member of the President’s Senior staff and is the executive manager of Information Technology Services (ITS), the centralized provider of campus IT services. Her portfolio includes classroom, teaching, and research support, administrative systems and telecommunications.

Haile’s recent accomplishments include moving the campus community from in-house email services to Live@edu and securing funding to replace the University’s Data Center. During her tenure at UAlbany she has overseen the campus’s participation in Internet2, expansion of technology-equipped classrooms, successful implementation of the PeopleSoft ERP and corresponding MyUAlbany portal. A Research IT group (2004), an Information Security Office (2005) and Messaging and Collaboration Team (2010) have been established to support these emerging aspects of the University’s IT portfolio. Additionally, she has developed a number of stakeholder groups to provide ITS with regular feedback on a variety of campus technology issues.

Haile was awarded the 2007 Best Technology Executive by the Alliance of Technology and Women and was also the 2004 winner of the Best of New York Award for Demonstrated Leadership in Information Technology. She received the Friend of SUNY Libraries award in 1999 from the SUNY Librarians Association.

Prior to coming to UAlbany, Haile served as a Financial Analyst and held two Assistant Vice Chancellor roles before being promoted to Associate Vice Chancellor in 1991. As Associate Vice Chancellor/Provost for Technology Services at the SUNY System Administration, she led the development of the SUNY Learning Network, which received the 2001 EDUCAUSE Award for Systemic Progress in Teaching and Learning. Her professional experience includes work in finance, health sciences, library systems and faculty development initiatives.

Haile is a member of the Board of NYSERNet, and a past-chair of the SUNY Council of CIOs. She is active in EDUCAUSE, currently serving as a faculty member of the Educause Institute – Leadership Program. She has served on the Online Learning Advisory Board for the University of Hawaii and as a proposal reviewer for both National Science Foundation and the Sloan Foundation.

Haile received her bachelor's degree in Political Science from Potsdam College and her MBA in Finance from UAlbany. A resident of downtown Albany, she is active in several community organizations, including the Historic Albany Foundation and Capital Repertory Theater. She is a past-chair of the local Red Cross chapter.