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Gil Gonzales, Chief Information Officer

Gil Gonzales, CIO

The Chief Information Officer is charged with the strategic leadership of Information Technology across UNM.

Gil Gonzales joined UNM as Chief Information Officer (CIO) in August 2008. To date in his tenure, he has established direction to strengthen core services and broaden IT collaboration institution-wide and regionally, benefitting the entire State of New Mexico.

In 2010, Gil was elected Vice Chair of National Lambda Rail on behalf of UNM and the State of New Mexico. Since 2009, Gil has served as Chair of the Western Regional Network.

Prior to joining UNM, Gil was CIO at California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB), where he provided administrative leadership and strategic direction for the planning and implementation of information systems and technology starting in 2002. He was also an associate professor at the CSUMB School of Information Technology, Communication and Design in 2006.

Gil had served as the Director of Content and Market Development at the start-up company, GoCampus. He also served in administrative positions in the areas of information/technologies management, library management and academic support for 12 years with the Maricopa Community College District.

Gil has a Ph.D. in History from Arizona State University, Tempe, and a Master’s in Library Science degree from the University of Arizona, Tucson.

He has been extensively published in the Educause Review, and numerous other information technology and higher education publications.


Moira Gerety, Deputy CIO

Moira Gerety photo

Moira Gerety is Deputy Chief Information Officer and Acting Director of Classroom Technologies at UNM. She joined UNM in 2005.

As Deputy CIO, Ms. Gerety drives strategic initiatives for the Office of the CIO and oversees the Project & Service Management Office. As Director of Classroom Technologies she pulled together disparate units, her approaches and funding for central classrooms and labs is driving innovation in these spaces through collaboration with key faculty.

Accomplishments at UNM have included the successful completion and post project support for Banner, the establishment of the Albuquerque GigaPoP, the successful launch of New Mexico Lambda Rail, a successful grant application for $15 million from the FCC's tele-health program, and improved funding stability for classroom modernization.

Ms. Gerety came to Higher Education after working as the Chief Information Officer for the State of New Mexico. She also served in various IT, business and consulting capacities for PNM, the largest utility in New Mexico; Digital Equipment Corporation, and Sunsoft, among others.

Ms. Gerety has served on various public sector boards and commissions such as the New Mexico IT Commission (chair), the Information Systems Committee for the City of Albuquerque, and the Information Technology Advisory Committee for Albuquerque Public Schools. She is fluent in Spanish, has various certifications in production and inventory management and has been Q cleared.

Ms. Gerety has an MBA from the Anderson School of Management at The University of New Mexico.