Mark Henderson portrait

Mark Henderson

Chief Information Officer
mhenders@illinois.edu
(217) 333-3303

Assistant:
Tracy Hoel
tracyrob@illinois.edu
(217) 244-1600

As CIO, Mark Henderson and his group provide the technological innovations, infrastructure, security, support and training to ensure that faculty, students and staff can focus on learning, discovery and engagement.

Mark D. Henderson, the Chief Information Officer at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has more than 30 years’ experience in higher education and the private sector in positions of increasing responsibilities.

Prior to becoming the University of Illinois CIO in the Fall of 2014, Mark was the interim vice president and chief information officer for information technology services at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. Under his leadership, Case Western’s Information Technology Services Division embarked on an organizational transformation, abandoning traditional IT organizational models in favor of a “design, build, run” model, supported by processes that allow agility in serving the needs of the university. Previously, he worked as leader of the Global Shops IT Operations for GE Aircraft Engines, Aviation Service, in Cincinnati; leader of Global Network Operations for GE Infrastructure, Technology Services Group in Cincinnati; and as interim vice president and chief information officer for the University of Maryland, College Park.

Henderson earned a bachelor of science degree at Xavier University in Cincinnati in business administration with a concentration in information systems.