Meet the New University Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Tim Schwab!

March 18, 2024
Tim Schwab

The ISO Team welcomes Tim Schwab as UArizona’s new Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)! 

Tim has been with the University of Arizona since 2018, serving as the Executive Director of Administrative Technologies. In that role, he has managed a broad range of systems and services supporting the business and administrative needs of the University, including many of the UAccess enterprise systems (Employee, Financials, Research), EDGE Learning, and the University Emergency Alert systems. Tim also serves as the IT Representative on the University Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT).

Tim is an expert in the design and delivery of cost-effective, high-performance IT applications and teams to address complex business problems. He has extensive qualifications in all aspects of project life cycle, from initial feasibility analysis and conceptual design through documentation, implementation, user testing/training, and enhancements. He has strong networking and communication skills with a proven ability to build and manage creative, highly energized, focused teams. 

Tim has been in the IT industry since 1987, working in the private sector as well as for a nonprofit global organization, and most recently in Higher Education at UArizona. Most of his career has been with administrative applications; however, he has also managed a 24/7 service desk as well as database analysts and business intelligence staff and is now in the role of CISO. He has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems from DeVry University and postgraduate classes at The Ohio State University.

Tim enjoys working in the community and currently serves on his HOA board and has served on the Board of United Way within the funding space, as well as the Delaware Human Society board. In his personal time, he is an avid hiker, cyclist, and swimmer as he very much enjoys the outdoors.

In his new role, Tim has already set forth a 90-day plan for the ISO, with an understanding of the current security posture of the University, while creating a roadmap for continuous improvement. He is excited for the opportunity to enhance the great work that has been done to date in implementing and overseeing the university’s Information Security initiatives.

 Welcome, Tim!