Dr. Bill Hogue is an executive coach in the MOR Leadership Programs. Coaching fuels his passion for developing the next generation of higher education leaders.
He started his career as an evening shift computer operator in 1979, and subsequently served as an information technology leader at Blue Cross/Blue Shield of South Carolina, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Vanderbilt University, University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, University of Wisconsin System, and the University of South Carolina (USC). Bill was founding CIO for the last three institutions over the course of some 22 years.
He concluded the CIO phase of his career in 2017, after more than 16 years as USC’s first Vice President for Information Technology and CIO. He was responsible for a $50-million annual budget and 300 professional staff delivering services to 60,000 customers across the USC System, comprising eight universities and an online college. Bill co-founded the Center for Teaching Excellence; was the “godfather” of South Carolina LightRail; led a multi-campus, multi-year ERP planning and implementation effort; established USC’s first university-wide research cyberinfrastructure support center; and, had a key role in forging a ten-year strategic partnership with IBM that resulted in creation of the Center for Applied Innovation and Analytics. He continues to serve USC as Clinical Professor of Information Science and Executive Consultant for Strategic Initiatives.
Bill publishes and presents regularly and serves on several advisory boards. He was a faculty member for the EDUCAUSE Institute Management Program for four years, two of those as faculty director. He is co-editor and a contributing writer for The Professional Development Commons, an EDUCAUSE blog. In 2015, his piece – “Stephen Colbert on Dreams” – won an APEX Award of Excellence for best single blog post on social media. He is a member of the executive committee of the EDUCAUSE Board of Directors and was selected by his peers to receive the first EDUCAUSE Community Leadership Award in 2013.
Bill served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era. He earned undergraduate and master’s degrees at USC. He holds a doctorate from Harvard University, where his research focused on IT leadership in higher education, organizational theory and behavior, and diffusion of innovation.