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Richard Loesch, MBA, CGEIT

Chief Information Officer

Richard Loesch is Associate Vice President for Technology and Learning Resources & Chief Information Officer at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. In this role, he is responsible for leadership and management of the Boxer University Library, Information Technology Services, and the John J. Sheinin Gross Anatomy Laboratory.

After joining the university in 2003, he served in a variety of roles within the IT Department to implement significant technology transformations. As an inaugural member of the Office of Educational Technology, he led the technical efforts to replace the University’s learning management system. Shortly after this, he was the project manager and technical team leader for the implementation of a new ERP system for the campus. Under his leadership, the University was an early adopter of outsourced commodity services by moving its email functions to a third-party provider. Today, the organization remains on the leading edge of technology trends such as virtualization and service migrations to the cloud. With his guidance, the institution continues to transform traditional study areas and classrooms into technology-enabled collaborative learning spaces. He was appointed to the role of CIO in 2007, and the additional responsibility of AVP for Technology and Learning Resources was added in 2012.

With over 20 years of technology and management experience, he provides a diverse background from industries such as insurance, technology consulting, architecture & design, sales & marketing, and now higher education. Prior to joining our institution, he was Project Director for a private consulting company working for clients such as McClier Corporation, Chicago O'Hare International Airport, Perkins + Will, and Finch University of Health Sciences / The Chicago Medical School (now Rosalind Franklin University). He started his career as a Programmer in the Financial Services division of the Chicago Title Insurance Company.

Mr. Loesch obtained his undergraduate degree from Northern Illinois University in General Data Processing, and a graduate degree from DePaul University in Management of Information Systems. He is the recipient of Presidential Service Awards at the University for Outstanding Team Performance (2) and Civility. He maintains an industry certification for the governance of enterprise IT (CGEIT).