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Matthew Gunkel

Associate Vice Chancellor & Chief Information Officer 
CIO Matthew Gunkel in a a suit coat smiles into the camera

Matt joins us from the University of Missouri, where he served as Chief Online Learning and Technology Officer since 2019. There, he led the digital vision, educational technology, learning analytics, and online roadmap for the four campuses that comprise the public university system for the state of Missouri.

Under his leadership, the university combined over 300 academic programs into a cohesive online presence, complete with an enhanced technology platform, for Missouri Online. 

Among his many other accomplishments, Matt developed a system-wide plan for digital learning, improved classroom infrastructure, saved the university $1.2 million by negotiating technology contracts and partnerships, and raised its U.S. News and World Report’s rankings by improving data alignment, reporting, and key areas of service, such as course quality metrics. Previously, he served for 13 years in a variety of capacities within IT at Indiana University where, in his position as Director of Teaching and Learning Technology, he oversaw critical IT operations related to cloud, accessibility, Canvas, and analytics.

As UC Riverside's new CIO, Matt will oversee a period of significant change and growth. Chancellor Wilcox and Provost Watkins recently approved a permanent increase in the operating budget for ITS. This recurring investment will enable his office to support strategic priorities and strengthen the ITS team.