Lois Brooks

Position title: Vice Provost for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer

Email: lois.brooks@wisc.edu

Portrait of Lois Brooks, vice provost for information technology and chief information officer at the University of Wisconsin-Madison


Office of the CIO

Areas of Responsibility

The vice provost for information technology and chief information officer (CIO) has direct and indirect responsibility for the entire sphere of information technology (IT) related activities on campus. In conjunction with advisory groups, this role oversees the development and delivery of IT services, IT security policies and best practices. The CIO also directly manages the IT Center of Excellence, Chief Information Security Officer team and the Division of Information Technology (DoIT).


Lois Brooks joined the UW-Madison as vice provost for information technology and CIO in August, 2018. Prior to that she served as Oregon State University’s vice provost for information services and chief information officer. She is active nationally in the higher education community, having served in leadership and governance roles with the Northwest Academic Computing Consoritum, Unizin, Educause Learning Initiative, and Internet2. She also served for many years at Stanford University, 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.