Vantage Technology Consulting Group is pleased to announce that Michael Berman has joined our firm as an Executive Strategic Consultant. Michael’s career experience spans more than 25 years in higher education. Prior to joining Vantage, he was the Chief Information Officer at California State University (CSU), where his accomplishments included launching the CSUCCESS digital equity program impacting 40,000 students, creating the first campus services in support of online teaching and learning, and migrating a large central ERP system to public cloud.
Michael has a long and distinguished history of service to the higher education community that includes service on the boards of EDUCAUSE and CENIC. In 2022, he received the EDUCAUSE Leadership Award “for demonstrating vision and foresight in the use of emerging technologies; for developing innovative strategies and solutions in support of teaching, learning, and research; for encouraging and engaging others in a spirit of strengthening the IT profession.”
“We are very excited to have Michael join our team. Michael is a nationally recognized technology leader in the higher education community. His diverse career experiences and level of thought leadership will help the Vantage team continue to grow and evolve in our work with higher education.”
— Cathy Bates, Associate Partner and Leader of Vantage’s Strategic Planning and Technology Management Practice
Michael will join Vantage’s Strategic Planning and Technology Management consulting practice where he will contribute to our firm’s thought leadership in:
- Strategic planning
- Organizational assessments and development
- Enterprise resource systems planning
- CIO executive advisory services
- IT governance design and implementation
- Data governance and analytics programs
Michael holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Rutgers University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Pomona College.
You can connect with him on LinkedIn.