Ellen Waite-Franzen


Ellen J. Waite-Franzen, retired in 2016 from Dartmouth College where she served as the Vice President for Information Technology and CIO and oversaw Dartmouth's IT services, including instructional and research computing, infrastructure and architecture, applications development, networking and communications, cybersecurity, and web development. Waite-Franzen joined Dartmouth in 2006 after working as Vice President for Computing and Information Services at Brown University, where under her leadership Brown completed a major upgrade of its campus network, replaced its email system and established a robust security program and infrastructure. Before joining the administration at Brown, she was the Vice President of Information Services at the University of Richmond where she oversaw both Information Technology Services and the Libraries. She has also served as the University Librarian and as Vice President for Academic Services at Loyola University Chicago. She has also held positions at the University of Arizona, Marquette University, and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Ellen' holds a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and an M.A. in Library and Information Science from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Ellen has published articles in professional journals, co-authored 2 books, and consults on technology innovation, planning, and the technology issues facing universities. She has been an invited speaker at many meetings, hosted by organizations such as Educause, AACU, ALA, and OCLC. Ellen was a member of the Educause board from 2002-2006 and she served on the Educause Presidential Search Committee. She has been on the faculty of the Educause Leadership Institute and the Frye Institute, she has served on Educause Committees including the Publications, Membership, and the Nominations and Elections Committees and on the program committee for Seminars in Academic Computing. She has also served as a board member for OCLC, a non-profit library and research organization which furthers access to the world's information.

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