UT Dallas chief information officer moves to University of Texas System

David Crain will lead the Shared Information Services department of more than 100 people.
David Crain will lead the Shared Information Services department of more than 100 people. | File photo

University of Texas Dallas Vice President for Information Resources and Chief Information Officer David Crain recently accepted a promotion to University of Texas System to serve as associate vice chancellor for shared information services.

“David Crain has been a valuable asset to UT Dallas,” UT Dallas President Richard Benson said. “He developed a comprehensive IT strategy and built an accomplished team that has overseen significant improvement to our aging infrastructure. David also has made tremendous progress in improving PeopleSoft across many areas of the campus. While his expertise and leadership will be missed, we all wish him the best as his career moves to the UT System level.”

Crain’s time at UT Dallas was marked by significant upgrades, including increasing campus connectivity overall by 600 percent, creating a new service management system, bettering faculty and staff email and further developing the campus’ wireless networks. In his new position with the University of Texas System, he will lead the Shared Information Services department of more than 100 people.

“The time that I have spent at The University of Texas at Dallas has been the most enjoyable and rewarding of my career,” Crain said. “I’ve never worked with a finer group of people, including the presidents that I’ve reported to, my fellow Cabinet members, the Office of Information Technology staff and the rest of the campus."

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