Douglas R. Foster joined the University of South Carolina as Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer (CIO) in January 2017. He previously served as Associate Vice President for IT and Deputy CIO at Purdue University and has more than 25 years of experience in higher education and in private sector IT leadership roles.
Foster’s career includes significant accomplishments in enterprise portfolio management and business relationship management work, developing and implementing IT governance structures and leading a research computing organization. In addition, he has many years of experience working to implement IT security best practices, leading large organizations of technical and service staff, and leading/managing change in large IT organizations. His experience with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system implementation and management is significant to us in this critically important part of our organization.