UW News

March 26, 2012

Kelli Trosvig appointed vice president for information technology

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In her position Trosvig is responsible for strategic oversight, planning and direction of the UWs information technology infrastructure, resources and services. She also works with the president, provost, and UW committees to determine information technology strategies, policies, priorities and resource allocation.

“Kelli Trosvig has demonstrated her exceptional leadership capabilities the past few years in leading UW-IT out of a challenging situation and putting it on a path of fiscal responsibility and restraint,” said Young. “It is a critically important area of support for so many of the Universitys key functions, and I am confident in her hands it will become a national model for efficiency, creativity, and sustainability.”

As interim vice president Trosvig stabilized the organizations finances, while maintaining key service levels for the UW community.  She launched initiatives to meet the growing technology needs of UW students, faculty and staff, while positioning the university for the future. Other major efforts have included initiatives to improve the student experience, infrastructure upgrades to wired and wireless networks, telecommunications upgrades, enhanced mobile offerings, and modernization of administrative systems.  Trosvig strengthened strategic partnerships with external vendors, resulting in sizable discounts for UW cell phone users, as well as licensing agreements that provided Microsoft and Apple software at significant savings.

Trosvigs previous experience includes academic planning, research facilities design and program development. She played a key role in the opening of the South Lake Union research campus of UW Medicine and the Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho (WWAMI) Spokane Medical Campus.

Trosvig worked for eight years as director of Health Sciences Administration, where she was responsible for several key initiatives: the creation of a Division of Bioinformatics, one of the first in the country, and a major redesign of central administrative systems user interfaces for the campus.

She received a bachelors degree in economics and a masters in health administration from the UW.

Her annual salary will be $290,556.