Renae Scott Hired as UM Chief Information Officer

May 01, 2019

Renae ScottMISSOULA – The University of Montana has named Renae Scott its permanent chief information officer. Scott has served in the role in an interim capacity since September.

An information technology leader with a strong portfolio of accomplishments and an extensive background in higher education, Scott arrived at UM in early 2017 as assistant CIO. Before coming to UM, she served for nearly 27 years in information technology at Rice University in Houston.

Scott is the first female to be named permanent chief information officer at UM.

UM President Seth Bodnar praised Scott’s service as interim CIO in a campus email announcing her appointment, noting Scott’s deep knowledge of systems engineering, integration and vision for how to best support the University and move forward with new and innovative technologies.

“Information technology touches virtually every area of the campus,” he said. “It is integral to our ability to deliver programs, support our students and employees, and enable all of our campus operations. I am grateful for Renae’s current and future contributions to our team.”

Scott earned a bachelor of science in psychology and mathematics from Memphis State University. She also serves on the Board for Health Information Exchange of Montana.

“I’m honored to continue serving the University of Montana as chief information officer,” said Scott. “We are doing some amazing and innovative work across all areas of the institution, and I look forward to supporting those efforts with the help of the dedicated and talented IT team across campus.”


Contact: Paula Short, director of communications, UM Office of the President, 406-243-2311,