Information Management

Sara Gomez named Vice Provost for Information Management and Chief Information Officer


June 23, 2008

Dear Colleagues,

I am delighted to tell you that Sara Gomez will become Vice Provost for Information Management and Chief Information Officer as of July 1, 2008. I would like to thank the advisory committee, chaired by Vice Provost Cheryl Cameron, for their work, which included University-wide consultation.

Sara has been serving as Interim Vice Provost for Information Management and Chief Information Officer since December, 2006. This position was created as part of the newly formed Office of Information Management (OIM), charged with bringing a holistic and collaborative approach to building the future of the UW's information management and information systems and also to create a strong UW focus on and priority for information systems and information management.

As part of her interim responsibilities, Sara was responsible for a "three-phase" plan, including: * Leading a discovery/assessment phase, engaging over 100 stakeholders across campus in understanding the challenges and opportunities in advancing the future of the UW's information management and administrative systems; * Forming the new OIM organization and leadership team, structured to support how OIM works together with the UW community including five new divisions: Business Applications, Communications and Outreach, Community and Partnership Development, Enterprise Information Services and Strategic Projects and Portfolios; and most importantly, * Completing a comprehensive, long-term strategic "roadmap" involving over 170 people from across all the schools, colleges and campuses resulting in a strategic framework designed to move the UW's information management and administrative systems into the future.

Sara has also been advising the Data Management Committee (DMC), chaired by Dean Emeritus Mike Eisenberg and whose work has been instrumental in getting the UW on the right path to defining and developing an institution-wide approach to data management.

Sara has been with the UW since 1998 and brings over 20 years of information systems experience in both public and private sectors, in leading and managing the full range of administrative, operational and management decision-support functions. Her educational background is in both computer science and business administration.

Please join me in welcoming Sara Gomez as our Vice Provost/Chief Information Officer for Information Management.

Sincerely,

 

Phyllis M. Wise
Provost and Executive Vice President