Ed.D. (Student) - Higher Education Leadership MA - Organizational Leadership BS - Management Information Systems
Zach Gorman is the Chief Information Officer at Bradley University. Gorman earned a degree in Management Information Systems from Iowa State University in 2003 and his Master of Organizational Leadership from St. Ambrose University in 2008. He currently is completing his Doctorate in Educational Leadership at Georgia Southern University. Gorman spent a short time at the Georgia Institute of Technology following a successful and progressive career at Augusta University, formerly the Medical College of Georgia. Prior to his time in the southeast, Zach owes his start in higher education to many at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. He returned to the midwest to join the Bradley family as CIO in 2017 to lead various major IT initiatives including the construction of the Business and Engineering Complex, a campus-wide 10-Gig network upgrade, an IT/Facilities Master Plan, and IT Shared Governance structure.
His background includes strategic leadership, vision and direction for all aspects of academic technology where higher education collaborations are of chief interest to him. He has more than 15 years of progressive leadership skills with expertise that includes IT governance and policy, strategic planning, IT construction planning and design, and team building.
On the Bradley campus, Gorman engages the community to build partnerships between IT and it’s constituents in support of the university’s goals and new strategic plan. He and his team provide the tools and environment for faculty, students and staff, with a focus on customer service and business process. Having just joined Bradley as CIO, Gorman has successfully led the beginning of a Data Governance structure, created new active learning spaces, fostered faculty development to effectively utilize them and continues the rollout of a 10Gig network infrastructure update, including ubiquitous wireless throughout campus buildings.