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Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic Services) & Chief Information Officer

Professor Ken Udas

Professor Ken Udas
Deputy Vice-Chancellor
(Academic Services) &
Chief Information Officer


Serving the Vice Chancellor, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic Services) & Chief Information Officer (CIO) is responsible for providing strategic direction, leadership and management of the functions, centres and departments that comprise the Academic Services portfolio incorporating ICT Services; Scholarly Information and Learning Services; and the University Library to enhance the University’s performance and innovation and ensure a clear strategy for the quality and support of teaching, learning and information access.


Ken’s diverse set of executive management and teaching includes roles in Slovakia, Austria, Kazakhstan, Central Asia and New Zealand as well as in the United States, where he recently served as CEO of UMassOnline and Executive Director of Penn State World Campus. In addition to his managerial roles, Ken has enjoyed teaching assignments at numerous colleges and universities including UMass Boston, Penn State, University of Maryland University College; Babson College, and Univerzita Komenského. He has been teaching online since 1995. Ken holds a Ph.D. in Education Administration and a Masters of Science in Business Analysis, MIS from Texas A&M University in the US and has written and presented extensively on the topics of distance education, technology, and openness.


Memberships and affiliations

Ken serves as a member of the Editorial Board for MOOC Forum, and in numerous professional associations. He is the co-founder of the Educause Constituency Group on Openness, and the Jasig 2-3-98 project that are focused on the emergence and adoption of open technologies, practices, policies, and initiatives, and how they affect the delivery and support of education. He also serves on advisory boards and has actively participated in numerous professional associations including Educause, Sloan-C, UPCEA, NUTN, IMS, and WikiEducator.


Professor Ken Udas
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic Services) & Chief Information Officer
University of Southern Queensland
Toowoomba Queensland 4350