Nishanth Rodrigues

Nishanth Rodrigues

Chief Information Officer


University of Mississippi

Nishanth Rodrigues is The University of Mississippi's Chief Information Officer. Nishanth has more than 30 years of diverse IT experience in academia, manufacturing (automotive and pharmaceutical) and professional health care organizations. In his current role, Nishanth leads university-wide IT services for UM and assists the institution achieve its strategic objectives using advanced technological approaches. He provides leadership for the continued development of an innovative, robust, resilient and secure information technology environment throughout the university.

His prior role was the Assistant Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Michigan State University where he led a team responsible for all aspects related to Infrastructure, Data Center, Electronic Health Record, Service Management and Operations for the approximately 65,000 member campus spanning over 10,000 acres. Before that, Nishanth was Director of IT Technology/InterOperability at Bronson Healthcare in Kalamazoo, Michigan. For his service, he was awarded the Bronson President's Leadership Award and earned the highest employee opinion survey results. Other positions Nishanth has held include Global Systems Engineering Manager at Perrigo Inc. in Allegan, Michigan, and Director of Operations and Infrastructure/Site Service Delivery Director and Clinical Systems Team Manager at Borgess Health/Ascension Health in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Nishanth earned his Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Higher Education from the University of Mississippi and Master of Business Administration degree from Michigan State University. His professional memberships include being on the advisory board for Mississippi Digital Government Summit, SAP Higher Education & Research Advisory Council, Cisco Higher Education Advisory Council, Mississippi IT Symposium Advisory Council and several committees at other national organizations. His hobbies include esports, martial arts and continual learning.

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