Lois Brooks

Vice Provost for Information Services & CIO, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Lois Brooks serves as chief information officer and vice provost for information technology at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.  She provides vision, leadership, and advocacy for the effective application of information technologies to the instructional, research and service missions of the University. In partnership with executive and academic leadership, she develops and executes IT strategy for the University. She is active nationally in the higher education community, and has served in leadership and governance roles with the Northwest Academic Computing Consortium, Unizin, EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative, Leading Academic Transformation, and Internet2. Brooks joined UW-Madison in 2018 after serving as CIO and vice provost for information at Oregon State University since 2010. Previously, she worked at Stanford University for many years, serving 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. Brooks holds an MBA from Columbia University, an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley, and a BS from the University of San Francisco.