Meet the Chief Information Officer
Associate Vice President for Information Technology
Chief Information Officer
Eric Hawley is the Chief Information Officer and Associate Vice President for Information Technology at Utah State University (USU) and an Adjunct Professor in the Huntsman College of Business. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Education, a Business Masters degree, and a Bachelors degree in Computer Engineering.
Dr. Hawley’s executive responsibilities include providing strategic information systems direction to the institution and focusing the efforts of approximately 90 full time employees in support of the University’s mission.
Over the last six years his focus has been a strategic and comprehensive restructuring of all information systems, services and policies focusing on better use of technology to meet needs. This effort has created a successful unified approach to a broad range of information systems and services.
In addition to his executive roles, he enjoys teaching IT strategy, technology, e-commerce, and financial topics, and is often asked to present locally and nationally. He prefers being known simply as Eric, a happy father of five, who just happens to be able to explain a lot of acronyms. People enjoy his humor and ability to share useful information with everyone, especially “non-techies!”