The Arkansas State University System has named its first vice president for information technology and chief information officer.
Henry Torres has been appointed to serve in the new role. He has served as the assistant vice chancellor and chief information officer since February 2013 and will continue to serve in this role, as well.
In his current role, Torres has been tasked with overseeing upgrade and standardize classroom technology and improve the system’s telecommunications and internet capacities.
“Henry Torres is an incredible asset to the ASU System, and our System chancellors have long voiced their desire to see him in this role,” ASU System president Charles Welch said in a statement. “I am ecstatic about the leadership he will provide to our seven member institutions and the resulting cost savings that will emerge from a more collaborative approach.”
Torres previously served as a faculty member in the Neil Griffin College of Business at Arkansas State University and became the director of the Interactive Teaching Technology Center in 2007. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech University, a master’s degree from Henderson State University and is completing a doctorate in business information systems from Kennesaw State University.
Torres will be based at the Arkansas State University campus in Jonesboro.