Kathie Koch

Kathie Koch

AVP/Chief Information Officer
Columbia College Chicago

Kathie Koch is AVP/Chief Information Officer at Columbia College Chicago. As CIO, she works closely with the president and provost, and partners with deans and faculty to provide strategic insight and technological expertise for the college. Reporting to the chief financial officer, Kathie provides leadership in all areas of Information Technology (IT) including Enterprise Application Systems, Academic Technology, IT Operations and Security, and Reporting Analytics. Additionally, she oversees the planning and implementation of an updated IT infrastructure that supports the changing needs of faculty, staff, and students as outlined in the College’s Strategic Plan.

Prior to joining Columbia College Chicago, Kathie worked at The University of Chicago, where she oversaw all of the internal administrative functions for IT Services including Finance, HR, Project and Service Portfolio Management, Strategic Planning, Internal Operations and Logistics as well as Auxiliary functions. She also worked with her administrative counterparts across campus to collaboratively share information and establish priorities for IT Services. Prior to this role, Kathie worked at Aon Corporation for 9 years, serving as Vice President, Business Solutions Delivery at Aon Hewitt where she was responsible for supporting the Aon Hewitt Consulting Business Technology team which included 9 Business Portfolios. She also held the role of Director North America - Project Management in the Infrastructure Technology Services and Solutions department at Aon Corporation. Before joining Aon, Kathie held a number of management, project leadership, and technical roles at Blackwell Consulting Services.

A Measurable Impact

Initial placement rate:
90%
Industry retention rate:
81%
College attendance rate:
55%
Alumni actively engaged in their communities:
72%
Average 12-month earnings before program:
$10,790
Average 12-month earnings after program:
$44,010