Chief Information Officer

Matthew Gunkel

Broad knowledge and deep understanding of university system operations. An enthusiastic leader with proven ability to build and optimize learning technology architecture, product, and operations. Reputation for delivering essential instructional solutions at scale. History of proposing and providing strategies and solutions that reduce costs, improve efficiencies, support organizational goals, and maximize the technology investment across all aspects of the portfolio

Current Role

  • Company Name: University of California, Riverside
  • Job Title: Chief Information Officer
  • Start Date: March 2022
  • Company Industry: Higher Education
  • Location: Riverside, California, United States

UC Riverside is America’s fastest rising university and a member of the world’s most prestigious public university system. Situated on nearly 1,200 scenic acres in Inland Southern California, our diverse, inclusive, and globally focused community is creating a new model for what a great public research university can achieve. With more than 25,000 students and 1,100 faculty — including two Nobel Prize winners and 13 members of the National Academies of Science and Medicine — we are pioneering research with economic, scientific, and social impact on the real-world challenges we face in California and beyond. UCR’s strong core programs and new and emerging disciplines are housed within three colleges, four professional schools, and more than 20 interdisciplinary research centers.


Previous Company:

  • Company Name: University of Missouri System
  • Job Title: Chief Online Learning and Technology Officer
  • Start Date: June 2019