Our Vice President & CIO

Rehan Khan


Rehan Khan, Vice President for Information Technology Services & CIO

Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO) Rehan Khan joined Northeastern in November of 2011.

Reporting to the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Khan is responsible for overseeing the strategic vision and leadership for the university’s vast information technology infrastructure and assets. Since his tenure began, he has helped launch and support several strategic initiatives, including Salesforce Single view organization merge, development of the Business Intelligence/Analytics program, Learning Management System strategy, the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC), the creation of our Digital Media Commons, Office 365, and infrastructure support for graduate campuses in Seattle, Charlotte, San Jose and Toronto. Under his leadership, the IT Strategic Plan and roadmap was developed with special focus and enablement of enhanced customer experiences, corporate relationships, digital transformation, analytics and information security programs.

Before coming to Northeastern, Khan was the Vice Provost and CIO at West Virginia University where he was responsible for upgrading the institution’s core network, as well as the IT infrastructure in the Colleges of Engineering and Arts and Sciences. He was also responsible for implementing an identity and access management system, a research administration system, a degree audit system, enhanced security programs, and the launch of the shared computational high performance computing (HPC) facility.

Prior to West Virginia University, Khan worked as the Associate CIO at the University of Georgia, Assistant Dean and CIO at Emory University’s School of Medicine, and at Dartmouth Medical School, as well as holding private-sector information technology services roles.

Khan earned a Bachelor of Science in Management from the University of Massachusetts, and an MBA from Rivier University in Nashua, New Hampshire. He is a 2006 Fellow at the Woodruff Leadership Academy at Emory University and an alum of the MIT Sloan School of Management’s CIO Leadership Institute. Khan is a director on the board for MGHPCC and is active in EDUCAUSE, charter member for OPEN Boston, Executive Advisory Council member for the Premier CIO Forum among other technology and innovation focused organizations.