Caffey named Kansas State University’s interim chief information officer
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
MANHATTAN — Kansas State University named Rob Caffey as interim chief information officer and vice provost for information technology services, effective immediately. Previous CIO Ken Stafford retired March 25.
Caffey has served as director of Kansas State University's Office of Mediated Education since 2005.
"In addition to a wealth of IT knowledge, Rob Caffey is an accomplished communicator, collaborator and relationship builder among faculty, staff and students," said April Mason, Kansas State University provost and senior vice president. "His skill sets and experiences will move the university's information technology services forward as we continue on the path to become a Top 50 public university by 2025."
Caffey will lead information technology services, which has supervision of the university's communications, networking and server/storage infrastructure and services; academic, administrative and instructional technologies and support services; desktop support; technology training; information and technology security; infrastructure for research computing; and data and information management.
"I am excited to work with faculty, staff, students and our talented IT professionals in this interim role," Caffey said. "My focus will include establishing a rapport and communication with the university community to set and achieve K-State's goals as they relate to information technology services."
Caffey served Kansas State University's Global Campus as associate director of information system from 2001-2005 and information systems administrator from 1997-2001.
Caffey received the Outstanding Online Leadership Award in 2004 and the Professional Progress Award from Kansas State University's College of Engineering in 2016. He has a bachelor's degree in information systems from Kansas State University and a graduate certificate in business administration. Caffey also is completing his MBA from Kansas State University.