Author - Klara Jelinkova
Klara Jelinkova is the Vice President for International Operations and IT and Chief Information Officer at Rice University. She is responsible for strategic technology issues ranging from governance, policy and resource allocation to protocol and organization. She represents the university's information technology interests nationally and internationally. She also leads efforts for a seamless connection to our campus through technology as well as other operational issues. Klara joined Rice in January 2015. Prior to coming to Rice, Klara was the Senior Associate Vice President and Chief Information Technology Officer at the University of Chicago. While there, she restructured and realigned the IT function and was responsible for a number of system implementations and technology upgrades. She supported the global aspirations of the University of Chicago by overseeing the technology implementation of centers in Beijing, Delhi, and Hong Kong.
From 2006–2010, Klara served as the Assistant Vice President of Shared Services and Infrastructure at Duke University. She was also the interim CISO. Before coming to Duke, Klara spent 10 years at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Klara is an active member of several regional and national higher education organizations. She also serves on several industry advisory boards. Klara is also a lead Principal Investigator (PI) for several National Science Foundation (NSF) grants.