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 academic excellence. Beginning his career at UITS in 1998, Lowden has worked at every level of IU's IT organization. Lowden oversees IU’s enterprise resource planning systems in support of human resources, payroll, finance, student information, research administration, learning management, and other academic and administrative systems. Lowden is also responsible for IU’s data centers and physical hardware 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
- Advisory Board Member, Indiana Digital Summit 2016
- Advisory Board Member, Kelley Institute for Business Analytics 2013
- Kuali Core Board Chair 2016
- ComputerWorld Honors Laureate Recipient, Washington, DC. 2008 and 2009
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