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BSU hires new associate V.P. of IT


Max Davis-Johnson

Max Davis-Johnson

Boise State University has hired Max Davis-Johnson as associate vice president of information technology. He brings more than 30 years of experience to his new position, including more than 12 years of IT management in higher education. He will begin July 19.

Davis-Johnson comes to Boise State from Arizona State University, where he currently serves as senior associate vice president / interim CIO / deputy university technology officer. He manages a staff of more than 360 people in such areas as enterprise and web applications; operations; networking and communications; customer care; information security; and fiscal business operations. His experience at Arizona State includes serving as the associate vice president for development in the University Technology Office, where he directed the development and support of all enterprise systems.

“As technology needs continue to expand and grow, we want to make sure that Boise State is well positioned to meet these challenges and opportunities in the future,” said Davis-Johnson.

In his new role at Boise State, Davis-Johnson will provide leadership for centralized campus technologies. He also will build collaborative relationships with other campus units to support and enhance instructional, research and administrative technologies.

“The associate vice president of information technology provides strategic leadership to manage and oversee technologies to advance Boise State as a metropolitan research university,” said Stacy Pearson, vice president for finance and administration. “With his excellent background and experience with important technology initiatives, we look forward to the contributions Max will make as part of the university’s management team.”

Davis-Johnson succeeds Christine Hurst, who has served as interim executive director of information technology for the past seven months.


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