Associate Vice President, Enterprise Systems
Rob Lowden leads multi-campus software projects at IU, partnering with academic and administrative offices to further the university's leading role in open source software like Kuali and Sakai. Lowden has worked at every level of IU's IT organization. In 1998, he began his IU career as a student hourly network administrator. Lowden later joined UITS in the frontline support center, before joining a team that explored the potential of Oncourse and online course delivery. Most recently, Lowden served as director of system infrastructure.
During the Persian Gulf War, Lowden interrupted his college career to enlist in the armed forces. While serving in the Navy, he earned his Surface Warfare qualification and served as a Search and Rescue swimmer. After leaving the Navy, Lowden completed his undergraduate degree, and then earned a graduate degree from Purdue University. He is the second UITS associate vice president whose career began as a student hourly.
- Lowden, R. & Hostetter, C. Access, utility, imperfection: The impact of videoconferencing on perceptions of social presence. Computers in Human Behavior. 28 (2012) pp. 377-383. 2011
- EDUCAUSE Enterprise 2011, Illinois
- EDUCAUSE half-day cloud computing seminar 2010, California
- Gartner CIO Leadership Summit Keynote, Phoenix, Arizona, 2010
- Burton Group Europe and North America Presentation, Prague / San Diego 2010
- Sakai Conference: Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2007 and Paris, France, 2008
- Kuali Student Board Member
- Advisory Board Member, Kelley Institute for Business Analytics. 2013
- ComputerWorld Honors Laureate Recipient, Washington, DC. 2008 and 2009
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