Welcome Tracy Schroeder - Associate Vice Chancellor & Chief Information Officer

December 15, 2023

Dear colleagues: 

Following a nationwide search attracting a large and diverse pool of candidates, we are delighted to announce that Tracy Schroeder has accepted our offer to become Berkeley’s next Associate Vice Chancellor for Information Technology & Chief Information Officer. Tracy’s long and impressive career in higher education IT, her commitment to innovation, and her passion for diversity, equity, and inclusion in service of the public good made an immediate and lasting impression on the Search Committee.  

Tracy is currently the Vice President of Information Services & Technology and Chief Data Officer at Boston University. Since joining BU in 2009, Tracy has had an impressive list of accomplishments, including: designing and implementing IT governance; developing a highly successful “buy-in” research computing model; expanding wireless infrastructure to blanket the campus; upgrading all centrally managed-classrooms to baseline technology standards; developing the university’s technology strategic plans; leading the implementation of an Academic Data Warehouse; and replacing a wide array of legacy institutional information systems, including  finance, HR, advancement, and student information systems.  

Prior to joining Boston University, Tracy progressed through a number of roles in Information Technology at the University of San Francisco, eventually rising to Vice President for Information Technology and CIO. While at USF, Tracy provided leadership and management of ITS strategic planning, human resources, budget, and projects.  

Tracy is an active volunteer in national higher education IT leadership through EDUCAUSE and has worked over the years to build the profession with a focus on providing opportunities for women and IT professionals from traditionally underrepresented communities. While serving on the Leadership Development and Nominating committees of EDUCAUSE, Tracy worked to diversify the pool of candidates considered for Board service and implemented a data-driven approach for equitable consideration of candidates. 

Tracy is a graduate of Stanford University, holds a Masters of Arts from the University of San Francisco, and is a candidate for a Masters of Business Administration from Boston University. 

We extend our heartfelt thanks to Berkeley Executive Search for identifying an outstanding list of candidates for this role. We likewise express our gratitude for the tireless efforts of the Search Committee and numerous campus stakeholders in screening and interviewing candidates. In light of  this rigorous process, we are confident  that Tracy will be able to manage and grow the IT function successfully in service of Berkeley’s teaching, research, and public-service missions. 

Tracy will finish the academic year at Boston University and join us here in Berkeley in June. Gabriel Gonzalez has graciously offered to stay on as Interim AVC & CIO until Tracy begins full-time. Please join us in congratulating Tracy and welcoming her to UC Berkeley. 


Ben Hermalin
Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost

Marc Fisher
Vice Chancellor, Administration