Donna Tatro


Donna Tatro is Associate CIO and Director, Enterprise Infrastructure Services at Princeton University. In that role she is responsible for strategy, planning and operations of the infrastructure services department in the Office of Information Technology. Her portfolio includes servers and storage, security and data protection, infrastructure performance and security monitoring, backup services, identity management, collaboration systems, web infrastructure, data center facilities, and database administration services. Prior to her current role, Ms. Tatro was responsible for various IT services and initiatives, including student residential computing and large scale desktop/laptop and software deployments. Before arriving at Princeton, she worked in the central IT organization at Cornell University as the Assistant Director for User Services and Departmental Computing. On most weekends, and depending on the season, she can be found enjoying a long run with friends, brewing beer, cooking, or gardening. She holds an MS from Cornell University and an MBA from Drexel University.

EDUCAUSE Publications

  • Lessons Learned--and To Be Learned
    • Article

    If you've ever thought that learning more about how your organization operates might help you become more successful in your role, I recommend pursuing an MBA.

  • Strategizing About Change
    • Article

    Some years ago the communications director at my institution gave a presentation on the keys to good communications and the ways to make sure your message is heard: Keep your message short and simple.

EDUCAUSE Presentations



EDUCAUSE Involvement

  • ECAR Total Cost of Ownership for Cloud Services Group
    • HISTORIC, 2013 - 2016
  • ECAR Communications Infrastructure and Application Group
    • ECAR, 2013 - 2014
  • ACTI Optimizing Computing Infrastructure Working Group
    • ACTI, 2011 - 2012
  • ACTI Communication, Collaboration, & Mobility Working Group
    • ACTI, 2011 - 2013