Information Technology

Chief Information Officer

Scott Kincaid is Chief Information Officer and is responsible for information technology strategies and services for the campus. Scott joined Butler as its first CIO in 2001 and introduced the theme of building bridges to explain role of CIO. He reports to the VP, Finance & Administration.

Since joining Butler, Scott and his teams established Butler's first systematic replacement cycle plan for campus technologies, created a multi-year campus technology strategic plan, implemented a wide range of constituent self-service functions via PeopleSoft & in-house web applications, established the Jordan Hall Center for Academic Technology (now part of Academic Affairs), helped create the College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences mobile computing program, constructed a new 1500 sq ft Data Center, implemented wireless across all academic and residence hall buildings, and moved to a VoIP telephony system campus-wide. His leadership team just completed a major review of the department's mission, guiding principles and organizational structure.


Scott chairs the Butler Administrative Systems Improvement Committee and is currently the convener for the Information Management Council, both of which are user-based governance groups he utilizes to align IT's priorities with the institution.  Some of Scott's past service to Butler includes co-chairing the Dare to Lead university strategic plan professional development workgroup (2003), co-chairing the Dare to Make A Difference strategic plan workgroup for Facilities, Infrastructure & Technology (2009-2010), chairing the search committee for the Executive Director of Alumni (2004), member of the Campus Master (space) Plan team (2010) and member of the Commission on the Sciences (2011). Scott also served as principal on the Fairbanks Foundation Technology Replacement Cycle $3 million grant.

Prior to his work at Butler, Scott was at OneAmerica (formerly AUL), a diversified financial services company with $25 billion under management. At OneAmerica he held positions as a Sr. Systems Analyst in Reinsurance, as Director of the Data Center, and then as Sr. VP, CIO and member of the strategic planning committee. Scott oversaw the decentralization of IT to better align technology with the product lines. Scott has held other IT roles at the Evansville-Vanderburgh School Corp. and the University of Evansville, and has been an adjunct faculty member at the IU Kelley School of Business and University of Evansville. The Indianapolis Business Journal listed Scott in their "Who's Who in Indianapolis Technology" in 1998.

Scott values collaborating with other organizations. After joining Butler, he helped establish a statewide consortium of technology leaders (LITICI, Leaders of IT in Independent Colleges of Indiana), and served as their first chair. In 2010, he made visits across the nation to five Butler aspirational schools. In 2012, Butler & two other Indiana universities crafted a joint purchasing program for desktops & laptops, which is saving Butler eighty thousand dollars a year. He is member of Society of Information Management and has served as president of the Indianapolis Chapter. Scott has made a variety of presentations on leadership, implementing new technologies, and vendor management for organizations such as IU's Information Management Affiliates, the Independent Colleges of Indiana, IHETS (Indiana Higher Education Telecommunications System), ACUTA (Association for Communications Technology Professionals in Higher Education), and Russell Martin & Associates.

Scott holds a BS in Computer Science from the University of Evansville. He and his wife, Holly, and daughter Katie, who reside in Fishers, have been very active in statewide legislative funding issues for K-12 schools.

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