ORG University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Title BIO Larry D. Conrad is the vice chancellor for information technology and chief information officer for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. With more than 40 years' experience in the field of information technology, Conrad has a diverse background in both corporate and university settings, with extensive experience in academic and administrative computing, as well as telecommunications. Prior to being named to his current position, Conrad served as associate vice president for technology integration and chief information officer at Florida State University. While at Florida State, Conrad served on the selection, negotiation, steering and budget committees that implemented PeopleSoft for the university's Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) project. Conrad led the effort to define and build a new high-speed research and education network in Florida know as the Florida LambdaRail, which provides opportunities for Florida university faculty, researchers and students to collaborate with colleagues worldwide. In addition, he previously served on the board of the National LambdaRail, a nationwide high-speed research network initiative and has recently been elected to the Internet2 External Relations Council. Conrad has been active for many years in EDUCAUSE, a nonprofit association that promotes the intelligent use of information technology in higher education. Before his tenure at Florida State, Conrad was at Arizona State University for 10 years, six years as director of the computer center and four as director of computing and network consulting services. Conrad graduated with a bachelor's degree in computer science from Iowa State University and a master's degree in computer science from Arizona State University.