Mark Kondrak, Chief Information Technology Officer
Mark Kondrak joined the university in January as Chief Information Technology Officer (CITO). Mark brings a wealth of knowledge about our technology needs and deep experience in higher education digital transformation. As we considered many qualified candidates, he stood out in all areas of consideration. Mark will lead our efforts toward increasing student enrollment and creating new initiatives as we develop UA as a more student-centric university.
Mark comes to us from his current role as CIO at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota. Under his leadership, Hamline has become recognized as a digital transformation pioneer and recently received an inaugural Cloud Leadership Award. He regularly speaks on IT strategy and leadership, has been recognized as one of the country’s most innovative CIOs, and was recently named 2018 Twin Cities CIO of the Year in the public-sector category.
Prior to his role at Hamline, Mark was IT Director at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Prior to his work in higher education, Mark owned and operated an IT consulting business, leading successful engagements for the Minnesota Senate, The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Best Buy, and Minnesota Life among others. He holds an M.S. in Software Engineering from the University of St. Thomas, and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Minnesota.