HUIT's mission is to make it easier for faculty, students, and staff to teach, research, learn, and work through the effective use of information technology.
We seek out, listen, and respond to our users’ needs.
We work together with our colleagues in a way that leverages and values each other’s expertise and insights.
We encourage and experiment with new ideas, both basic and leading-edge.
We act with integrity and practice honest, respectful, two-way communication.
Klara Jelinkova is Vice President and University Chief Information Officer at Harvard. She is responsible for information technology strategy, policies, and services that support the University's teaching, learning, and research mission, and business operations. Klara also leads Harvard University Information Technology (HUIT), Harvard’s central IT provider that serves more than 50,000 educators, students, and staff.
Before joining Harvard, Klara held a variety of IT leadership positions in higher education. From 2016 to 2021, she was the Vice President for International Operations and IT and Chief Information Officer at Rice University, where she led in the creation and development of a new IT organization. She was responsible for strategic technology issues ranging from governance, policy, and resource allocation to protocol, organization, and operational issues connected to Rice's global footprint and interest. Under her leadership, Rice University received two CIO 100 Innovation Awards (2018, 2019).
Senior Leadership Team
Chief Operating Officer
Managing Director, Academic Technology
Interim Chief Information Security and Data Privacy Officer
University Research Computing Officer
Associate Vice President, Administrative Technology Services
Chief Technology Officer
Managing Director, Library Technology Services
The CIO Council is charged with leading and advancing University-wide IT strategies, policies, and standards.
University-wide governance committees gather input from key stakeholders to provide strategic oversight and direction.
IT AT SCHOOLS
While HUIT serves a range of University-wide IT functions, many Harvard Schools have their own IT support services.
The larger IT community at Harvard includes Communities of Practice, the IT Academy, and the IT Summit.