Merri Lavagnino


Merri Beth Lavagnino is Chief Risk Officer for Indiana University. She has 30 years of experience working in higher education in medium and large universities, both public and private, and a regional consortium. Merri Beth has worked in a variety of roles including support staff, faculty, and administrator; and in many disciplines including libraries, information technology, learning technology, security, policy, privacy, compliance, and risk.

In addition to her Bachelor of Education and Master of Library Science degrees, she is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US), Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT), Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional (CCEP), and is trained in the Department of Homeland Security's Incident Command System (100, 200, 700, 300, & 400). She enjoys contributing to the profession through speaking, teaching, writing, and service activities both locally and nationally.

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EDUCAUSE Publications

  • Information Privacy Revealed
    • Article

    Merri Beth Lavagnino is Chief Privacy Officer and Compliance Coordinator at Indiana University.

  • Policy as an Enabler of Student Engagement
    • Article

    © 2010 Merri Beth Lavagnino. The text of this article is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial-ShareAlike License (http://creativecommons.

EDUCAUSE Presentations


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EDUCAUSE Involvement

  • EDUCAUSE 2015 Program Committee
    • PROGRAM, 2015 - 2015
  • IT Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC)
    • Working Group, 2014 - 2015
  • EDUCAUSE 2014 Program Committee
    • PROGRAM, 2014 - 2014
  • Data Privacy Month Task Force
    • Working Group, 2012 - 2013
  • Higher Education Chief Privacy Officers
    • Working Group, 2011 - 2013