Futhey Re-appointed Vice President for Information Technology

Duke noted as an academic leader in information technology use

Tracy Futhey has been vice president for information technology at Duke since 2002.

Tracy Futhey has been re-appointed as vice president for information technology and chief information officer (CIO) for Duke, Executive Vice President Tallman Trask announced Feb. 6.

Futhey's reappointment followed the second regular review of her performance by a committee chaired by Tim Walsh, vice president for finance. Senior officer appointments are renewed annually by the Board of Trustees with a full review after four years.

"The IT industry is evolving and bringing new products to market at an astounding rate, which represents both a challenge and an opportunity for Ms. Futhey and her team in OIT, as well as for our faculty and other IT leaders across Duke," Walsh said. 

Under her leadership, Duke has developed programs such as the Duke Digital Initiative and use of iPods and iTunes that has made it a national leader in the use of technology in the classroom. Through initiatives such as the National LambdaRail, which Futhey served as founding chair 2003-2007, Duke has helped expanding computing capabilities for educational institutions nationally.  

In addition, new partnerships with Coursera and 2U have raised Duke's prominence in online education.

"The Duke community commented quite favorably on Tracy’s performance and that of her team over the last five years.  There is widespread confidence in her leadership," Trask said. 

As vice president of information technology, Futhey provides oversight of the Office of Information Technology (OIT), which supports the university community's information daily technology needs, while also providing core technology infrastructure and support for Duke University Health System in partnership with Duke Health Technology Solutions. As CIO, Futhey helps develop strategic plans to ensure information technology supports the optimization of Duke's academic and research efforts.