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Dr. Joshua M. Riedy
Vice Provost and Chief Strategy Officer
Dr. Joshua Riedy joined the academic affairs office in July 2013 as the university's first vice provost and chief strategy officer. In this newly defined role, he is responsible for implementing institutional use of strategic intelligence, functions as the university's chief information officer, and provides leadership and management to units within the academic affairs unit with a focus on leading and facilitating technology programs in support of the teaching and research mission of the university centering on academic, administrative, research and infrastructure technologies.
Riedy previously served as associate chief Information officer/director of systems information technology services and special assistant to the chancellor with the North Dakota University System (NDUS) where he oversaw operations of a newly merged organization consisting of staff of the University of North Dakota and North Dakota University System. In this capacity he also chaired the steering and planning committee responsible for planning and overseeing construction of the state's first true data center and IT office facility, which is located on the west edge of the UND campus.
Prior to his position with NDUS, Riedy was UND's chief information officer and associate vice president for outreach services and dean of outreach programs. In this combined role he oversaw a comprehensive continuing education unit; and was responsible for administering policy, procedure and infrastructure and networking of IT services and support across the university. He successfully planned and implemented a comprehensive, university-wide strategic planning process for technology and technology based services.
Before coming to UND, Riedy served as director of the Electronic University Consortium under the South Dakota Board of Regents. In that position he was responsible for the accreditation, coordination and quality assurance of all off-campus programs and courses delivered by the South Dakota Regental Universities. Riedy also had system oversight of academic technologies including interactive video, learning management systems and online student services.
Riedy holds a doctorate in education administration from the University of South Dakota, a master's degree in career and technical education, and a bachelor of science degree in agricultural education, both from South Dakota State University.