University of Wisconsin–Madison

Todd Shechter

Position title: Chief Technology Officer


Todd Shechter

Todd leads the enterprise architecture functions for information technology at UW–Madison, developing the strategy and processes that enable the university to meet three overarching goals: to enable excellence and growth in teaching, research and community engagement; to drive quality and efficiency in university business operations; and to effectively manage cybersecurity and compliance risk. Todd also helps the university work toward a more flexible, cohesive and agile IT infrastructure in an effort to reduce complexity and modernize existing systems.

Prior to being named CTO, Todd was at Oregon State University (OSU) where he served as the Director of Information Technology in the College of Engineering. In that role Todd oversaw the technology needs for the college, which accounts for 10,000 students—approximately one-third of OSU’s total student population. Working collaboratively with students, faculty and staff across OSU, Todd helped empower the College of Engineering IT team to develop deep technical expertise and provide technology resources to the college and the broader campus.