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Deputy CIO position announcements

Chad Currier, chief information security officer, has been selected as the IT chief
operating officer/deputy CIO for Enterprise Technology and Betsy Draper will serve as the deputy CIO for strategy, planning, and enterprise architecture.

Currier brings a wealth of experience in managing enterprise technology to this role and will help lead K-State through significant transformation in our technical infrastructure and customer support structure. For the time being, he will continue as chief information security officer or CISO.

In May 2018, Currier joined K-State as the CISO. Prior to coming to K-State, he served as manager of the Information Security Office for Novant Health where he oversaw a comprehensive cybersecurity program for the Cybersecurity Incident Response Center of an integrated health system consisting of 15 medical centers and more than 500 physician offices.

Currier has more than twenty years of experience in IT security and infrastructure related areas. He earned a bachelor’s degree in information systems from Strayer University and a graduate certificate in information security & privacy from University of North Carolina, Charlotte.

Draper as the deputy CIO for strategy, planning, and enterprise architecture brings vast experience in enterprise architecture and strategy. She joined information technology services in 2016 as the associate vice provost for information technology where she led planning, portfolio and project management, served as interim CISO and worked across the university on business process analysis. She led the charge in operationalizing the IT Strategic Plan.

Prior to coming to K-State, Draper served as the chief enterprise architect and IT portfolio manager for the National Institute of Food and Agriculture with USDA in Washington, DC. Draper’s IT and higher education experience spans more than 35 years in positions ranging from instructional designer to assistant professor to chief information officer. Draper holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in management information systems from Iowa State University, a Masters of Business Administration from North Dakota State University and a Doctor of Education in adult and higher education administration from the University of South Dakota.