Associate Vice Chancellor and CIO

Rama Dhuwaraha

IT Shared Services
Associate Vice Chancellor and CIO

Discovery Park E201

(940) 565-4357


Rama Dhuwaraha is the Chief Technology Officer and interim Chief Information Officer for University of North Texas System. In this role he leads all Information Technology services across the 3 campuses comprising the system. Rama will be working closely with the Vice Chancellor of Finance and the 3 Presidents of the campuses. Rama’s role spans all aspects of information technology — from strategy, planning and budgeting to the day-to-day delivery of services.

Rama came to IT Shared Services from serving as the Deputy CIO for Wisconsin Department of Transportation where he had enterprise responsibility for Strategy, Governance, Enterprise Architecture, PMO and Infrastructure. Prior to that he was the Information Management Director at the University of Kentucky and served as the Interim Chief Information Security Officer. Under Mayor Jim Newberry in Lexington, Kentucky Rama served as Lexington’s first Chief Information Officer and Senior Advisor to the mayor where he was responsible for all technology, strategy, planning and execution. As Chief Information Officer of Lexington he received the 2010 Kentucky Digital Government Visionary Award. Rama has also served in the private sector as Director of Business Development and Vice President for an Internet service provider.

Rama has an electrical engineering degree from the University of Kentucky. He has served on the boards of Bluegrass Tomorrow, Lexington Sister Cities and IN2LEX, an organization that helps innovators and entrepreneurs. He also served on the Lexington Mayor’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act task force in the areas of E-Health and Technology. He was Vice Chairman of the Kentucky Internet Service Provider Association.