BRIAN BOLT
AVP/DEPUTY CIO
BOISE STATE UNIVERSITY (ID)

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Over the course of Brian Bolt’s 20-year IT career, he has been the heart of major changes to the campus’ IT governance. Bolt began working at Boise State as a student employee in 1997, and then as a full-time employee in 1999. After leaving for a couple years, Bolt returned and has been with the University’s IT organization ever since. After learning about the higher-ed environment as a departmental Network Administrator, he moved to the central IT office as a Systems Engineer. From there, he progressed into management roles within technical operations until founding the Project Management Office. In 2011. He currently serves as Deputy Chief Information Officer.  He earned his MBA from Boise State in 2006 and became Deputy Chief Information Officer in 2015. His long career in higher-ed IT allows for an increasingly unique perspective as an innovator and solutioner.