Garland C. Elmore, Ph.D., is an executive coach and program facilitator for the MOR Leadership Program. His specialties include professional development, interpersonal communication, organizational assessment, strategic planning, and higher education administration. Garland is a MOR Program graduate who for many years served Indiana University as Deputy Chief Information Officer, Dean for Information Technology, and Associate Professor of Communication, Informatics and Computing.
Garland’s Indiana experience dates from 1976 when he was appointed to develop an academic program that focuses on the way organizations apply technology. His faculty leadership provided the background for his role as a founding member of the School of Informatics and Computing. In 1989 Garland’s career interests turned to IT leadership and central administration. He developed an information technology strategy in response to a new academic plan on the Indianapolis campus of Indiana University. That led to the reorganization of the central computing, media, and telecommunication organizations which he directed. In 1997 he assumed multi-campus responsibility as Associate Vice President for Teaching and Learning Technologies.
Garland helped lead and supported the development of two information technology strategic plans which contributed to shaping Indiana University’s vision for education, research and service richly enabled by technology. His administrative leadership helped establish teaching, learning and support services now recognized as being among the finest in the nation. Appointed Deputy Chief Information Officer and Dean in 2006, Garland’s responsibility encompassed University Information Technology Services (UITS). At that time UITS operated with a budget of $133M and employed a university-wide professional and technical staff of about 900 full-time and 700 part-time individuals.
For four decades Garland served and assumed leadership roles in many national, regional and state professional associations, publishing articles and delivering papers in his areas of academic interest and administrative service. When Garland retired in 2011 he was awarded the President’s Medal, the University’s highest honor, for sustained excellence in service, achievement and leadership. He is currently Deputy CIO and Dean Emeritus. He established and owns Indiana Information Technology Associates, LLC an IT consulting firm that uses a team approach in IT assessment, and is an active MOR Associate.