Carol Kondrach named deputy CIO at Princeton University

Carol Kondrach, the associate vice president for information technology at Rider University, has been named Princeton’s next deputy chief information officer. She will begin Jan. 14.

The deputy chief information officer helps manage information technology operations and services across the University, reporting to Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer (CIO) Jay Dominick.

“I am very excited to have a well-respected and innovative IT leader joining the Office of Information Technology as the deputy chief information officer,” Dominick said. “With more than 20 years of senior IT leadership experience in higher education, Carol has a proven track record of success that will help us continue to advance our mission of supporting the technology needs of the University.”

As deputy CIO, Kondrach will lead OIT employee engagement and development efforts, manage the department’s financial resources, and help develop strategic plans for OIT in support of the University’s teaching and research mission. She also will serve on the Strategic Advisory Group on IT (SAGIT), working with the provost, executive vice president, vice president for finance and treasurer, and dean for research to anticipate and budget for annual and multi-year technology needs at Princeton.

In addition, she will oversee a variety of OIT collaborations with departments across campus, as well as represent OIT in external collaborations and foster relationships with outside vendors and technology associations.

“I feel honored to have been chosen for this position and I am excited to start at Princeton,” Kondrach said. “I also appreciate the trust placed in me, and am looking forward to working collaboratively with Princeton’s leadership, the outstanding OIT staff, and the entire community to ensure OIT provides technology services that enable Princeton to achieve its mission to advance learning through scholarship, research, teaching and service of unsurpassed quality.”

Kondrach spent 25 years at Rider in a variety of roles of increasing responsibility, from technical support staff to director of academic computing to leading Rider’s Office of Information Technologies. 

She oversaw IT strategy and operations for the university of more than 6,000 students and 1,200 employees in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. She led the development of three, multi-year technology strategic plans and implemented new IT systems to support the school’s academic and operational needs. She also helped expand technology services at Rider, while providing more efficient and secure operations.

Before working at Rider, she was an IT consultant for the U.S. Department of Defense and a management consultant at Deloitte.

Kondrach serves on the board of trustees of NJEdge, a technology consortium of academic and research institutions in New Jersey. She has worked to promote more women in technology and is an executive sponsor of NJEdge Women in Technology. She also is an active contributor to EDUCAUSE and a member of the Ellucian Cloud Advisory Board.

She earned a certificate from the Institute for Educational Management at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and a bachelor's degree in mathematics and computer science from La Salle University. 

Kondrach will replace Nadine Stern, who is retiring from the position of deputy CIO.