Office of Information Technology
Responsible for effective management and use of information technology resources.
As Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer at Duke University since 2002, Tracy Futhey has presided over Duke's rise as a national leader in higher education information technology. Through programs such as the Duke Digital Initiative and its inventive use of iPods and iTunes in higher education, she has become a recognized leader in enlisting commercial technologies to create and disseminate digital course materials.
Futhey also has been the engine behind a new generation of computing capabilities across campus as well as regionally and nationally. She led the creation of the nation's first national research and education optical network, as founding chair of the National LambdaRail from 2003 to 2007. In 2008, she championed deployment of the most extensive campus-wide installation of next-generation, 802.11n wireless technologies. Futhey has also proved innovative in technology collaboration and leadership, from devising new approaches for supporting shared computing research facilities on campus to designing a new global IT infrastructure supporting Duke's international expansion.
Before Duke, Futhey spent 17 years at Carnegie Mellon, where her career spanned the range of IT, from computer consultant to CIO. As CIO, she gained a reputation as a well-rounded leader, having overseen major projects in wireless, mobile, and location-based computing.
Futhey is a past board member of Internet2 and an active member of numerous regional and national higher education organizations. She also serves on various industry advisory councils for Fortune 100 technology companies. She holds a B.S. in mathematics with a computer science concentration and a M.S. in industrial administration, both from Carnegie Mellon.