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Stephen Gallagher Named New CIO

Stephen Gallagher appointed Stanford University chief information officer

Gallagher will join Stanford March 12. The new CIO role includes leadership of the University IT organization.

Stephen Gallagher, chief information officer at Harvard Business School, has been appointed chief information officer (CIO) of Stanford University, a new role that includes leadership of the University IT organization.

Stephen Gallagher (Image credit: Courtesy Stephen Gallagher)

Gallagher joins Stanford March 12 and will report to Randy Livingston, vice president for business affairs, chief financial officer and university liaison for Stanford Medicine. Gallagher was selected after a national search and by a search committee made up of faculty, staff and members of the university and hospital boards.

Gallagher will oversee University IT, an organization with approximately 550 staff and an annual budget of $150 million. University IT manages Stanford’s enterprise business applications, email and calendar systems; data warehouse and reporting environments; networking and telecommunications; research computing; data centers; help desk and distributed client support; and web design and development services. Information security reports to both the CIO and chief risk officer. Gallagher will also co-lead the CIO Council, consisting of CIOs from each of Stanford’s schools and departments, and collaborate closely with the CIOs of the Stanford Medicine entities.

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