June 4, 2024

Tuttle named CIO at University of Buffalo

Details on interim IT leader, search to be announced

Heath Tuttle


Heath Tuttle, associate vice president for information technology for the University of Nebraska system and chief information officer at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, has been named vice president and chief information officer at the University of Buffalo. He begins the new role Aug. 1.

Tuttle is a Husker alumnus who has served the university since 2003, almost all of that time with the Information and Technology Services team.

“While selfishly we are sad to see Heath leave, I know you will join me in congratulating him on this well-earned opportunity,” said Brett Blackman, vice president and CIO for the NU system. “I feel very fortunate to have had Heath on the NU ITS leadership team in addition to his role as UNL’s CIO, ensuring that technology needs are met across campus and serving as a trusted resource and liaison to UNL faculty, staff and students.”

Tuttle was a core member of the team that, in 2017, delivered a vision for a unified IT team for the NU system. He has also led initiatives on improving diversity, equity and inclusion within the IT community at UNL. He has been involved with developing UNL’s use of emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, leading AI initiatives in collaboration with students, faculty and staff.

In his previous role from 2016-19 as UNL’s assistant vice chancellor for information technology, Tuttle led the university’s transition of cloud-based learning systems, implemented a campus-wide student email system and guided the remodeling and technology upgrades in 150 general purpose classrooms.

The decision to leave the University of Nebraska has not been easy. Over the past 20 years, I have worked alongside an incredible group of dedicated and talented people,” Tuttle said. “Thank you for being a part of those incredible experiences and for your support, camaraderie, and partnership over the years.”

Tuttle received a doctorate in instructional technology and online learning from UNL in 2012. He received a master’s degree in organizational communication from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 2000 and a bachelor’s degree in secondary education from Chadron State College in 1995.

Tuttle continues to serve in his roles across the NU system and at UNL. Details on an interim leader and national search to permanently fill the position will be announced.

The appointment is effective Aug. 1.