University of Wisconsin–Madison

Office of the CIO

Lois Brooks, Vice Provost for IT and CIO

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

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.

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CIO Office Areas of Responsibility

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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

Organization & CIO Staff

Jan Cheetham

Research Cyberinfrastructure Liaison


Dawn McCauley

Executive Director, IT Center of Excellence


David Pagenkopf

Deputy CIO (Interim), Director of Application Development & Integration (ADI) and System Services Group (SSG)


Brian Rust

Communications Director


Bob Turner

Chief Information Security Officer