IT projects and investments are prioritized by the Information Technology Council and approved by its Information Technology Executive Committee. The IT Committee of the Board of Trustees provides governance over Information Technology.
In April 2014, Rice University's Task Force on Information Technology released its report on IT Principles, Governance & Organization.
The IT Task Force findings identified governance as a critical component in making the IT ecosystem work more effectively across the campus.
Klara Jelinkova serves as the Vice President for Information Technology.
Klara joined Rice in January 2015. Prior to coming to Rice Klara was the Senior Associate Vice President and Chief Information Technology Officer at the University of Chicago. While there she restructured and realigned the IT function and was responsible for the implementations of Grants Management system, Budget system, new HR/Payroll system, comprehensive business intelligence and reporting facility, and other systems and services. She supported the global aspirations of the University of Chicago by overseeing the technology implementation of centers in Beijing, Delhi and Hong Kong.
From 2006 – 2010 Klara served as the Assistant Vice President of Shared Services and Infrastructure at Duke University. She was also the interim CISO. Before coming to Duke, Klara spent 10 years at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Klara is an active member of several regional and national higher education organizations including chairing InCommon Steering Committee and the Trust and Identity in Education and Research (TIER) Investor Council. She also serves on several industry advisory boards.