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EIU selects Gibson as Executive Director of ITS


(Charleston, IL) – Eastern Illinois University has selected Ryan Gibson as the university’s Executive Director for Information Technology Services (ITS). 

Gibson has been an EIU employee since 2004, serving the university as its Director of Web Services, (2004-18) and Director of Marketing and Communication, (2018-20). His new role as Executive Director of ITS will begin June 15.

“I’ve loved my time at Eastern Illinois and I’m excited to continue my service to EIU in this new role,” Gibson said. “IT has a critical role to play in the future of student success as EIU. We have a great team in place and I look forward to collaborating with the campus community on upcoming IT initiatives.” 

“We’re very pleased that Ryan has accepted this new position, and that EIU will continue to benefit from his knowledge, talents, drive, and collaborative approach,” said Dr. Austin Cheney, chair of the search committee and EIU’s dean of Lumpkin College of Business and Technology. 

As EIU’s Executive Director of ITS, Gibson will primarily be responsible for the coordination, supervision and administration of programs and activities related to the operation of the University’s computing, voice and data communications facilities.

He has earned an M.B.A. and a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Information Systems, both from Eastern Illinois University. 

Gibson resides in Mattoon with his wife, Amanda, and two daughters. He enjoys volunteering in the community through coaching youth sports and serving on local advisory boards.

For more information about EIU, or to learn more about its growing assortment of programs and services, visit the university’s website at, or call EIU’s public information office at (217) 581-7400.



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