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 is the recipient of 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

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