Chief Information Officer

Bob Wisler

Bob Wisler is a seasoned technology executive with extensive experience driving transformation and digitization initiatives. He is known as a visionary strategic leader with commitment to collaborating with key constituents to optimize academic and administrative technology, ensuring all staff and constituents have access to cutting-edge solutions. Mentor and lead multidisciplinary teams overseeing technology operations and support, attract and recruit high-caliber talent, and facilitate career growth to build an exceptional IT organization. Tenacious negotiator with talent for securing significant cost savings from vendors, identifying new revenue streams, and leveraging strategic partnerships. Bob Wisler has over two decades of experience serving as the senior IT leader at four different colleges and universities including a community college in Florida, two private institutions ranging from a small liberal arts college in Virginia to a multi-campus university in Michigan. He previously served as the CIO at Vincennes University. He has extensive experience setting the long-term vision and developing strategic roadmaps to build highly available, secure, and scalable IT environments with multiple physical locations and robust distance learning programs. In addition to replacing, migrating, and upgrading existing technologies to cloud and SaaS environments, Mr. Wisler excels at managing requirements for new construction projects to embed technology, meet critical accessibility standards (ADA), and ensure flexibility for future growth. He has been a key part of the design and construction process for new academic, administrative, residence, and athletic buildings, as well as the development of an Esports program. Areas of Expertise Technical Services | Systems & Programming | Information Security | Instructional Technology | Web Services | Media Services | Asset Management | Cybersecurity | Continuous Improvement | Project Management | Community Relations | Vendor Negotiations | Strategic Planning | Budget Management | Staff Development | Executive Reporting | Capital Improvements | Instructor | Ellucian | Blackboard | SaaS | Board Leadership & Committee Governance

Current Role

  • Company Name: Ellucian
  • Job Title: Chief Information Officer
  • Start Date: June 2022
  • Company Industry: Higher Education
  • Location: Rockford, Michigan, United States

Inspired by the transformative impact of education, Ellucian develops solutions that power the essential work of colleges and universities. As the world’s leading provider of software and services designed for higher education, Ellucian works with more than 2,500 institutions in nearly 50 countries—enhancing operations and enriching the experience for over 18 million students. Ellucian provides student information systems (SIS), finance and HR, recruiting, retention, analytics and advancement software solutions. With more than 1,400 institutions subscribing to Ellucian’s cloud services and SaaS offerings, the company is one of the largest providers of cloud-based solutions in higher education. Ellucian also supports the higher education community with a range of professional services such as application software implementation, training, education, and management consulting. Ellucian brings power, passion, and performance to bear for higher education, and its ability to better our world.


Other Active Role:

  • Company Name:  Wisler & Associates, LLC
  • Job Title:  Principal Consultant
  • Start Date:  2020

Previous Company:

  • Company Name:  Vincennes University
  • Job Title:  Chief Information Officer
  • Start Date:  January 2021