Office of the CIO

Nelson Vincent

Nelson C. Vincent, VP for Information Technology & CIO

About the CIO

Nelson C. Vincent, EdD, a University of Cincinnati alumnus, is a veteran and champion of educational technologies in higher education. As Vice President and Chief Information Officer, he and his team dedicate their time and talents to building and cultivating partnerships at all levels—with on-the-ground technologists, researchers, faculty members, students and the community. This culture of collaboration known as “IT@UC” provides IT-enabled value to the university’s academic and research priorities.

In partnership with the university community, IT@UC created Canopy, the university’s eLearning ecosystem comprised of people, processes and tools for eLearning excellence. The National Science Foundation has awarded nearly $1 million to IT staff and faculty researchers to support ultra-high bandwidth cyberinfrastructure, cyber engineering and education.

Prior to serving as VP & CIO, Nelson served as Associate Dean for Research, Administrative Services and Outreach in the College of Education, Criminal Justice and Human Services. His leadership helped to distinguish CECH as a trailblazer for the innovative and integrative use of technology in teaching, learning and research.

Nelson is a member of the Board of Trustees for iSPACE (interactive STEM Programs and Career Exploration), the Arlitt Child and Family Research and Education Center and the Hughes STEM High School Local School Based Decision Making Committee. Nelson is also involved in several other community organizations, including the Greater Cincinnati STEM Collaborative.

He is as an associate professor educator in College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services.

Rhonda Orzali

Rhonda Orzali

Associate to VP & CIO


Public Information Office

Emily Baute

Emily Baute

Public Information Officer


Marie Knecht

Marie Knecht

eLearning Communications & Engagement Coordinator


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