University of Wisconsin–Madison

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


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

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

  • Zoom symbol sending out signals across Madison area

    Virtual Office Hours With UW–‍Madison CIO Lois Brooks

    Fridays, 9:15am. Jan 28 guest: Brian Yandell, statistics professor and interim director, American Family Insurance Data Science Institute. Feb 4 guest: Interim Vice Chancellor for Finance & Administration Rob Cramer.

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    Join Us For “CommunITea”

    Thursdays at 3:30pm via Zoom. Previous spontaneous discussion has included fictional languages, data onomatopoeia, info architecture, travel recommendations, animal facts, hybrid meetings—and, of course, pets!

  • Female student wearing face mask in a computer lab

    InfoLabs Offer Free Equipment Loan Options For Students

    Did you know? Students can check out laptops, video cameras, still cameras, projectors, game systems, audio recorders and more, for classroom and personal use.

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    Endpoint Management Service Roadmap

    An "endpoint" is a computing device that communicates back and forth with a network, including desktops, laptops, servers, and smartphones. Learn more about this project, critical to reducing threats to university networks.

  • Apple AirTags And Your Safety

    These small wireless devices can help you keep track of things or locate lost items. But police departments across the country have started receiving reports of possible unwanted tracking using the devices, or even stalking. Keep yourself safe with these tips from UWPD.