Chief Information Officer
Brice Knotts was named Chief Information Officer in August 2022, after serving for more than a year as interim Associate Vice President and Chief Information Officer. Knotts advises the University’s senior leadership on technology issues and provides day-to-day operational oversight of Information Technology Services. This includes budgeting, resource planning, creation of policy, procedures and standards.
The appointment reflects Knotts’ success in strengthening collaborative partnerships across the institution and in establishing a long-term vision for the role of technology in the University’s future. Knotts plays a critical leadership role in the WVU Modernization Program, overseeing Information Technology Services and the teams that will help execute many of the foundational projects over the next five to seven years. The program aims to prepare WVU for future challenges by establishing a strong, flexible foundation built on modern technology and efficient, effective business processes that support an engaging student experience.
Knotts has both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in computer science from WVU, as well as a master’s in business administration. He has been with the University for 27 years, starting as a manager of administrative networking in 1995 and moving to assistant director of Student Affairs IT in 1999. He became associate director of that unit a year later, then director in 2007.
Knotts was named director of the former Student Systems Management (SSM) group in March 2012, then Executive Director for Enterprise Infrastructure in April 2015 after ITS was created by the merger of SSM, the Office of Information Technology (OIT) and the Administrative Technology Solutions (ATS) group. Student Life IT and Research IT subsequently joined ITS.
Knotts was named Deputy CIO and Executive Director for Enterprise Applications in September 2019, was appointed to the interim CIO role in April 2021.