Patricia (Pat) Ainsworth is currently the Chief Information Officer at Salem State University in Salem, Massachusetts. She is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). Prior to that Pat was CIO at Mount Wachusett Community College in Gardner, MA from 2007 - 2009. From 2004 - 2006 she was Project Director for the PeopleSoft Implementation at the University of Vermont. UVM implemented Financial, Human Resource, Projects and Budget modules with 'go-live' dates of 1/1/06 and 7/1/06. Significant process change resulted of this implementation. Previously Pat was UVM's Director of Telecom and Network Services (2001 - 2003.) During that time she oversaw the buildout of a new campus network , the deployment of wireless data, and two Nortel PBX's. She was instrumental in such innovative projects as the CORS campus mapping project and the 3rd party neutral hosting initiative for cellular phone service. Pat served on UVM's ITPC (Information Technology Planning Committee). Ms. Ainsworth has more than 27 years experience in data communications and information technology at Verizon, Lucent Technologies and Hill Associates. She has extensive experience in the development, delivery and management of technology training. Pat has earned degrees in Accounting from New Hampshire College as well as a BA in Financial Management - Economics and a Masters in Policy from SUNY.Pat lives with her husband Chef Dennis McAlary.