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. Before 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 received the 2022 ORBIE award for excellence in IT leadership in the large enterprise category.

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?

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

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

Example of ongoing work

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

IT and CIO news

  • Zoom symbol sending out signals across Madison area

    Virtual Office Hours with CIO Lois Brooks

    Fridays, 9:15am via Zoom. Unscripted conversations with our chief information officer.

  • Cup of tea next to laptop

    Join us for ‘CommunITea’

    Thursdays, 3:30pm via Zoom. A weekly event for IT and IT-adjacent folks to socialize with peers and connect in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere.

  • Decorated graduation cap that says, "Once a badger."

    What happens to your email & other IT services after graduation?

    Graduating this spring? Congrats! Take a moment to walk through the steps you should take before your access to things like email, Microsoft 365, Google Workspace, Zoom, Box and Qualtrics changes.

  • Bascom Hill photo with the Universal Accessibility icon

    Enhancing usability with the Digital Accessibility Policy

    At UW, we have a legal and ethical obligation to provide equal access to university resources for all. One way we can do this is by ensuring our digital resources are accessible. Accessibility is everyone's responsibility: Learn about the latest efforts in our shared journey.

  • Canva logo with resumes generated in Canva.

    Learn to build your resume with Canva

    Looking for a summer internship? Have your eye on a dream job? In this free Mar 12 workshop for students, get help creating an attractive resume that will catch recruiters' attention. Registration opens Feb 27.