Blogging CIOs: why Lev Gonick does it

Blogging and CIOs is a recent post on the Chronicle of Higher Education’s Wired Campus blog by Lev Gonick, the CIO of Case Western Reserve University. Gonick is Wired Campus’s guest blogger for the month. As a blogging chief information technology officer (CIO), Gonick sees his blog “as a platform for three arcs of activities I see as key to my work as university CIO”: local communication, community outreach and as a handy soapbox.

Those are great reasons for blogging — for CIOs or anyone else.

I’d love to see more CIOs blogging — but only if they are committed to sharing their views. Gonick is one of those.

Even more broadly, I’d love to see the IT and communications/marketing bloggers in higher education talking to each other online. I see a lot of IT bloggers (and we have some on our campus) and a lot of marketing/communications bloggers, but I seldom see them interacting much. And I am as at fault as anyone.


Author: andrewcareaga

Higher ed PR and marketing guy. Communications director for Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) in Rolla, Missouri, USA. Slow runner, mediocre guitarist, lover of music and puns, and an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. I blog and Tweet about #highered, #music, #gocards and #random stuff.

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