Marin Stanek became the first female CIO at CU Boulder on January 1, 2021. Under her leadership, information technology supports the rapidly evolving IT needs of about 35,000 students and 9200 employees supporting the academic and research mission of the campus.
Stanek has been instrumental in leading decisions for building out and supporting the campus’s IT infrastructure, programs and other services for CU Boulder. Since 2016, she has led OIT’s day-to-day operations as deputy CIO, co-leading comprehensive services for academic technology, research computing, enterprise services, IT operations and infrastructure, and enterprise architecture.
A native of Colorado, Stanek earned a bachelor’s degree in international political economics at Colorado College and master’s and doctoral degrees in educational leadership and policy analysis at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Going forward, her priorities include providing a fluid and adaptable academic and student experience, enabling research competitiveness, and delivering core IT infrastructure and enterprise IT service for business effectiveness. She partners with IT professionals across campus and also works closely with other CU campuses and the CU System administration in support of ensuring that technology is a differentiator for advancing the university’s mission for the state of Colorado, nationally and globally.