Lois Brooks, Vice Provost for IT and CIO
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, serving on the Board of Directors and later as Executive Director.
This role has direct and indirect responsibility for the entire sphere of IT-related activities on campus. In conjunction with advisory groups, this role oversees the development and delivery of IT services, IT security policies and IT best practices. The CIO also directly manages the IT Center of Excellence, chief information security officer team and the Division of Information Technology (DoIT).
Campus IT Listening Tour Complete
Members of the UW–Madison tech community provided invaluable feedback to CIO Lois Brooks on the technology environment of the university at 7 listening sessions in September. We’re in the process of synthesizing feedback into top themes. We’ll report the results, along with next steps, very soon.
Weren’t able to attend? We still want to hear from you.
CIO Office Areas of Responsibility
The Division of Information Technology (DoIT) provides technology services to the university, the UW System and other units of state government.
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.
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.
Organization & CIO Staff
- October 18, 2018
- September 26, 2018
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