University of Wisconsin–Madison

Office of the CIO

Interim CIO

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Michael Lehman
445 Henry Mall | Madison, WI 53706
608-262-5381 |

Michael Lehman is the interim chief information officer at the University of Wisconsin‑Madison.

He is also a special advisor to the chancellor overseeing a comprehensive review of campus information technology (IT) governance.

Lehman most recently served as interim vice chancellor for finance and administration until Laurent Heller was hired in August 2016. Before that, he was the first chief financial officer of both Palo Alto Networks and Arista Networks, and oversaw their preparation to become public companies. Earlier in his career, he was executive vice president and chief financial officer of Sun Microsystems. He is leading a review of campus IT, including the IT funding model, budget and services in his current role as special advisor.

CIO (starting August 1, 2018)

Lois Brooks named CIO and vice provost for information technology of UW-Madison

Lois Brooks has been named chief information officer and vice provost for information technology of University of Wisconsin-Madison.

She currently serves as Oregon State University’s vice provost for information services and chief information officer. She is active nationally in the higher education community, and has served in leadership and governance roles with the Northwest Academic Computing Consortium, Unizin, Educause Learning Initiative, and Internet2.

CIO Office Functions

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The Division of Information Technology (DoIT) provides technology services to the university, the UW System and other units of state government.

More about DoIT

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IT Projects

As of Oct 1 2017, a new process requires that IT project proposals—including new or modified IT services—be submitted to the IT Center of Excellence for review.

Project Intake & Prioritization

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IT Policies

Here’s a complete list of IT Policies for faculty, staff, students and visitors. Each policy is linked to comprehensive details on the IT Policy KnowledgeBase.

List of IT Policies

CIO Staff

Jan Cheetham

Research Cyberinfrastructure Liaison


Rafi Lazimi

Executive Director for IT Planning & Strategy, ITC Chair


Dawn McCauley

Executive Director, IT Center of Excellence


Brian Rust

Communications Director

(608) 263-9484

Bob Turner

Chief Information Security Officer