Futhey Re-appointed to Fifth Term as CIO, VP for Information Technology

Tracy Futhey 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 Nov. 16.

Futhey's reappointment, also endorsed by incoming Executive Vice President Daniel Ennis, will mark her fifth five-year term since arriving at Duke in 2002. Senior officer appointments are renewed annually by the Board of Trustees with a full review after four years.

The committee was chaired by Ashutosh Chilkoti, lan L. Kaganov Professor of Biomedical Engineering and chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering.

“Ms. Futhey is an extraordinarily effective chief information officer who has earned respect and admiration across the institution for her decades of leadership of IT at Duke during a period of tumultuous change and tremendous advances,” he said. “She is seen as a national leader in university IT, and Duke is fortunate to have her.”

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.  

Under Futhey’s leadership, Duke’s IT capabilities now extend to a global network, including delivery of technology services to Duke Kunshan University and other international programs and sites. She has also influenced the higher education technology landscape regionally and nationally, leading the introduction of the nation’s first higher education owned and operated national research and education optical network and as an active member of numerous regional and national higher education organizations.

Futhey serves on various industry advisory councils for Fortune 100 technology companies and has been awarded National Science Foundation grants supporting cyber-infrastructure deployment and the adoption of software-defined networks.