John Boucher was appointed as the University of Alaska’s Interim Chief Information Technology Officer in October 2020. Prior to his appointment at the University of Alaska, he served as the Chief Information Officer for the State of Alaska’s Office of Information Technology (OIT). OIT was responsible for delivering enterprise IT services to the State’s fifteen Executive Branch agencies. As the State of Alaska’s CIO, he oversaw telecommunications, enterprise level application services, networking services, data centers, platform services, security services as well as the Alaska Land Mobile Radio system (ALMR)- a public safety radio communication network.
Before appointment as the State of Alaska’s CIO, Boucher had a nearly 40-year long career serving the State of Alaska as an administrator and economist. He served as a Deputy Commissioner for the Alaska Department of Administration (DOA), where he oversaw activities of the Office of Information Technology, Division of Finance, Division of Retirement and Benefits, Risk Management and the Office of Administrative Hearings. Prior to that he worked as a Policy Analyst and Economist at the Governor’s Office of Management and Budget.
John received his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Notre Dame. In his leisure time he has an affinity for baseball and softball. Most recently he served 10 years as a high school fastpitch softball coach for Thunder Mountain High School in Juneau, helping build the program for the brand new school into a 3-time state champion from 2016-2018. He and his wife Heidi have deep roots in Fairbanks, and are excited to return to Fairbanks and contribute to the UA system’s success.