Leah Kraus named chief information officer at NCCU
Leah Kraus, interim chief information officer at UNC-Wilmington, has been appointed to N.C. Central University’s chief information officer post. She will begin her new role on Feb. 3.
Kraus comes to NCCU with more than 20 years of experience in education and technology, according to NCCU. She has served as UNC-Wilmington’s interim CIO since 2011 and as associate vice chancellor for services for the past seven years.
“As CIO, Ms. Kraus will be responsible for providing innovative vision, strategy and leadership for the coordination of technology policy and planning and for the management of technology systems in the instructional, research and administrative functions of the university,” said NCCU Chancellor Debra Saunders-White in a statement. “I have charged Ms. Kraus with enhancing the institution’s technological capabilities and assessing the institution’s websites.”
At UNC-Wilmington, her accomplishments included the development of a new governance structure, including the IT Strategic Planning and Resource Council, Systems Coordination Council, Academic Advisory Council, Student Advisory Council and IT Liaisons; the reorganization of client technology services; and the establishment of a self-sustaining technology store, according to the NCCU announcement.
Prior to serving at UNC-Wilmington, Kraus worked at Guilford College, where she was chief information officer and director of user services. At Guilford College, she introduced the Moodle open-source learning management system, led student digital portfolio initiatives and directed a network upgrade. Kraus began her career with Guilford County Schools.
She earned a bachelor of science in office systems administration and a master of education, supervision and instructional technology from UNC-Greensboro.