About IT@UW–‍Madison

The people who provide IT services at UW‑Madison are working every hour of every day to help support the Wisconsin Idea so that the university can help improve people’s lives beyond the classroom.

Chief Information Officer & Vice Provost for Information Technology

Lois Brooks

Email: lois.brooks@wisc.edu

Lois Brooks joined UW–⁠Madison in August 2018 as vice provost for information technology and chief information officer. Prior to that she served as Oregon State University’s vice provost for information services and chief information officer.

She is active nationally in the higher education community, having served in leadership and governance roles with the Northwest Academic Computing Consortium, Unizin, Educause Learning Initiative, and Internet2.

She also served for many years at Stanford University, most recently as Director of Academic Computing. During her tenure at Stanford she co-founded the Sakai Foundation (now Apareo), serving on the Board of Directors and later as Executive Director.

View “From the CIO” — a collection of Lois’ presentations, articles and thought leadership, with links to regional and national organizations she serves and participates in.

Who does IT@UW-Madison?

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Division of Information Technology

DoIT is a center of campus IT operations, providing IT services & support to faculty, staff and students as well as their schools, divisions, departments and units.

Focus areas, initiatives, more

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More campus IT providers

A variety of other IT providers are distributed across campus, performing IT functions and providing IT services for schools, divisions, departments and units.

See more campus providers

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From large scale projects to everyday learning opportunities, UW–‍Madison IT professionals support the mission of teaching, research and service with innovative and creative solutions.

Interested in working at UW–⁠Madison?

IT news

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    AIMS Transition Project roadmap

    Team members from both Administrative Information Management Services (AIMS) and the Division of Information Technology (DoIT) are meeting regularly to map out the strategy for bringing our units together.

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    Endpoint management service roadmap

    An "endpoint" is a device that communicates back and forth with a network (desktops, laptops, servers, smartphones, etc.). This project is critical to reducing threats to university networks. Learn about the many strides we've made since the fall 2020 kickoff.

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    Virtual Office Hours with UW–‍Madison CIO Lois Brooks

    Fridays, 9:15am. There will be no Office Hours Jul 1 because of the holiday weekend. The next special guest is Jul 15: Interim Chief Human Resources Officer and Associate Vice Chancellor Patrick Sheehan.

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    EDUCAUSE New Managers Institute starts Jul 25

    Begins Jul 25: The New Managers Institute is an online 8-week institute offering interactive live sessions and small applied team projects designed to support networking and learning.

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    Join us for “CommunITea”

    Join us for our last CommunITea before we go on summer hiatus! Today at 3:30pm via Zoom: open discussion.