Four IT leaders share their experiences responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, the knowledge they have gained, and early planning for the future.
Sharon P. Pitt serves as the Vice President for Information Technologies and Chief Information Officer at Brown University. In this role, Sharon is charged with transforming and strengthening the core value proposition of a central IT function in a world-class research university. She oversees Information Technologies in support of teaching, learning, research and the student experience at the University.
Sharon came Brown University after serving as VP of IT & CIO at the University of Delaware and before that as CIO at Binghamton University. Sharon also served 9 years at George Mason University, most recently as its Deputy Chief Information Officer. Previous to her work at GMU, Sharon served as Associate Vice Provost for Learning Technologies at North Carolina State University, Director of Instructional Technology and Distance Education at James Madison University, and in the Educational Technologies division of Virginia Tech.
Sharon has served on advisory, governance and/or strategy groups for Blackboard, Inc., E&I Cooperative, EDUCAUSE, the IBM Cloud Academy, Internet2, NYSERNet, and SUNY. In addition, Sharon has served as a co-chair of the Higher Education Information Security Council (HEISC) of EDUCAUSE and the EDUCAUSE Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force.
Sharon is currently Vice-Chair of the EDUCAUSE Board of Directors.
Sharon has served as a faculty mentor of the NewYork CIO Leadership Academy as well as a mentor for the Leading Change Institute, Vantage's Leadership Lounge, the EDUCAUSE Senior Leadership Roundtable and the Hawkins Leadership Roundtable.
IT professionals are engaged in more than could even have been imagined two decades ago. Yet the issues discussed then continue to resonate today and offer insight into the future of the profession.
Looking at the ELI Key Issues over time shows which areas hold our attention and time year after year, and it shines a spotlight on issues that rise sharply on the list or fall down the ranking.