Charron Andrus


Associate CISO| Author| Speaker| #ThinkBigDiversity Advocate

Charron Andrus brings over 20 years of extensive IT and cybersecurity experience, spanning private and public entities as well as clinical and enterprise applications.  Charron has over a decade in the University of California system serving at both the Berkeley and Davis Health campuses. Charron is well-versed in evaluating business needs and priorities, establishing effective governance, and applying technologies to minimize organizational security risk, along with access control management, disaster recovery, and incident response. Charron holds an M.A. in Gerontology from the University of Southern California and a B.S. in Organizational Leadership from Biola University.

Charron is the co-founder of the Black Leadership Alliance Council at the University of California (BLAC@UC), Co-Chair of University of California Womxn in Technology (UC WIT), Co-lead of the EDUCAUSE Diversity in IT Community Group, and an appointed Sacramento City Independent Redistricting Commissioner. She has also served as a Delegate to the UC Council of Staff Assemblies as well as an Officer of the Council. Charron was a voting member of the UC Davis Police Accountability Board, Chair of the UC Davis Health African American Faculty and Staff Association and Chair of the of the UC Davis Staff Assembly – Health.

Charron’s focus is on advocating for a diverse, inclusive, and equitable faculty, staff, and student body; and her passion centers around creating meaningful relationships within Higher Education and broader communities.

In her spare time, she enjoys writing, having published a book of poems: Words That Occur in the Absence of Love and a Planner, Journal and Goal Tracker: Simplicity & Joy Planner.

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