RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Keith W. “Mac” McIntosh, who currently serves as Chief Information Officer and Associate Vice President, Digital Instruction and Information Services, at Ithaca College, has been named as University of Richmond’s next Vice President and Chief Information Officer, effective Aug. 1. He brings to Richmond more than 30 years of experience in information technology services within higher education and the military.
“Mac brings to his new role a distinguished record of agile and effective IT leadership and a reputation as a collaborative partner who has worked closely and effectively with academic and administrative departments to evaluate, plan and direct enterprise-wide IT operations,” said University of Richmond President Ronald A. Crutcher. “I very much look forward to the contribution that Mac will make at Richmond leading our exceptional information services team and partnering with colleagues across campus, including the Provost and her academic computing team.”
“I am honored and humbled to have been named the University’s next Chief Information Officer and thank Dr. Crutcher for extending to me this remarkable opportunity,” said McIntosh. “I look forward to serving the university community, collaborating with colleagues to build on the University of Richmond’s stellar legacy in the use of technology, and using my skills and experience to build an exceptional future for the information services team and the university.”
McIntosh also worked in the Pima County Community College system in Tucson, Ariz., one of the largest multi-campus, multi-site community colleges in the nation. He began his tenure as Director of Technical Services before being promoted to Vice Chancellor for Information Technology and CIO, where he provided strategic leadership for an IT department that supported 69,000 students, and 1,300 faculty and staff annually.
Prior to his work in higher education, McIntosh held various progressive leadership and management positions within IT during a distinguished 25-year career in the United States Air Force. He was deployed to Iraq as superintendent and first sergeant, where he managed daily operations for two automated command and control networks that served more than 5,000 clients and staff in three geographically separated locations. He was awarded the Air Force Inspector General’s Gold Coin, a distinction received by only the top 1 percent of Air Force staff.
McIntosh earned an M.B.A. with a concentration in information technology management from Trident University International, a B.S. in management information systems from Bellevue University, and an A.A.S. in information systems technology from the Community College of the Air Force.