Indiana University has promoted Matt Link to associate vice president for its Research Technologies division. He will lead a team of more than 100 technologists who create and maintain the advanced scholarly and artistic cyberinfrastructure that power research and discovery in Indiana and beyond.

Since February, Link has filled in as acting AVP for Research Technologies while his predecessor, Craig Stewart, was on medical leave. Link previously served as director of systems for Research Technologies from 2006 to 2017.

He began his IU career in 1992 as a consultant in the Student Technology Centers. Link worked his way up to become the Macintosh/Unix team lead for the STCs and next became co-lead messaging analyst for University Computing Services, the predecessor of UITS. In 2003, he was named manager of the Unix Systems Support Group. His management career at RT began in 2006 when he was appointed to acting director of systems.

Link is the third person to begin his career in the UITS student computing labs or the support center and rise to the rank of associate vice president.