University of Wisconsin–Madison

Office of the CIO

The Chief Information Officer oversees campus IT projects, cybersecuritypolicyresearch cyberinfrastructure and communication between college and department IT offices. The office includes a Chief Data Officer, Chief Information Security Officer and a Research Computing coordinator.

Interim CIO

Headshot Michael Lehman, Interim Chief Information Officer
Michael Lehman
445 Henry Mall | Madison, WI 53706
608-262-5381 | michael.lehman@wisc.edu

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.

The CIO Oversees...

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DoIT

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 & Office Functions

Jan Cheetham

Research Cyberinfrastructure Liaison

jan.cheetham@wisc.edu

608-262-2947

Rafi Lazimi

Executive Director for IT Planning & Strategy, ITC Chair

rafi.lazimy@wisc.edu

608-262-3950

Dawn McCauley

Director, IT Center Of Excellence

dawn.mccauley@wisc.edu

608-263-7318

Brian Rust

Communications Director

brian.rust@wisc.edu

(608) 263-9484

Bob Turner

Chief Information Security Officer

bob.turner@wisc.edu

608-263-2477