New Jersey Institute of Technology elevated Ed Wozencroft to vice president for digital strategy and chief information officer, effective March 20.
In a March 9 announcement, NJIT said Wozencroft has served as an associate CIO since 2021 and interim co-CIO since August 2022.
In this new role, Wozencroft will be responsible for NJIT’s technology strategy, while also supporting initiatives aligned with the Newark university’s 2025 strategic plan. He will manage more than 100 employees and oversee a $35 million budget.
Wozencroft will also work with faculty, students and technology teams to improve learning management solutions and expand online learning capabilities, according to NJIT.
“Ed has earned the respect and confidence of his colleagues while consistently demonstrating high levels of competence, creativity, collegiality and performance,” NJIT President Teik Lim said in a statement. “Throughout his career, Ed has gained significant experience in the development of strategic plans, complex enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementations, process transformations, directing enterprise web services efforts, and forming high performing cross-functional teams.”
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In addition to his time at NJIT, that “significant experience” includes serving as director in the Higher Education Enterprise Solutions and Student Lifecycle Solutions practices at Huron Consulting Group as well as a consultant for schools such as University of Washington, Iowa State University and University of Miami.
In the announcement, Wozencroft commended the team he has been working with at NJIT, adding, “As we embark on the next chapter of our digital transformation strategy, I look forward to working together to build a human-centered digital ecosystem that enables us to pursue and achieve NJIT’s mission.”
Wozencroft earned a bachelor’s degree in information systems and technology from Marist College and a master’s in enterprise project management from Stevens Institute of Technology.
Lim added, “I am grateful to Ed for all he has done to date and for his willingness to accept this critical role, which supports and facilitates everything we do at NJIT.”d