Nishanth Rodrigues is The University of Mississippi’s Chief Information Officer. Rodrigues has more than 25 years of IT experience in academia, manufacturing (automotive and pharmaceutical) and professional health care organizations.
In his current role, Rodrigues leads university-wide IT services for UM and assists the institution achieve its objectives using innovative technology approaches. He provides leadership for the continued development of an innovative, robust, and secure information technology environment throughout the University.
Prior to joining the University of Mississippi, Rodrigues was the Assistant Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Michigan State University. While there, he led a team responsible for all aspects related to Infrastructure, Data Center, Electronic Medical Record, Service Management and Operations for the approximately 65,000 member campus spanning over 10,000 acres. Before that, Nishanth was Director of IT Technology/InterOperability at Bronson Healthcare in Kalamazoo, Michigan. For his service, he was awarded the Bronson President’s Leadership Award and earned the highest employee opinion survey results in 2013.
Other positions Rodrigues has held include Global Systems Engineering Manager at Perrigo Inc. in Allegan, Michigan, and Director of Operations and Infrastructure/Site Service Delivery Director and Clinical Systems Team Manager at Borgess Health/Ascension Health in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Rodrigues earned his Master’s of Business Administration from Michigan State University and his Bachelor’s in Network Engineering from Davenport University. His professional memberships include the Intel Corp. Mobility Advisory Board, Michigan Healthcare Cybersecurity Council, Big Ten Academic Alliance, and several committees at other national organizations.