Members of the Enterprise IT Program Advisory Committee shared their advice on how enterprise IT leaders can use their digital transformation work to further institutional goals for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).
Sherri Yerk-Zwickl is the Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer at Campbell University. In this role she is designing and implementing the University's first comprehensive strategy for leveraging information, data, and technology across eight schools and multiple campuses including a School of Law, School of Osteopathic Medicine, and College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.
Responsibilities include oversight for the technological infrastructure of the University, including information security, academic technology and enterprise systems, client support services, and infrastructure and operations. Serving on the President’s Cabinet, Yerk-Zwickl also provides advice and guidance on University-wide issues and initiatives that contribute to the success of the entire university.
Previously she worked for 20 years at Lehigh University in progressively more responsible roles within the technology organization, including serving as director of planning and administration for the 170-member merged library & technology services organization.
Yerk-Zwickl has participated in a variety of activities and committee service for EDUCAUSE, including membership on the 2017 Annual Conference Program Committee, the 2013 Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference Program Committee, the Enterprise IT Program Advisory Committee, and the Analytics Services Design Panel. She has presented widely at various EDUCAUSE conferences and was a Frye Leadership Institute (now Leading Change Institute) Fellow in 2007 and is a 2014 graduate of the EDUCAUSE Institute Leadership Program. She is professionally active with the Digital Directors Network and the National Center for Women in Technology (NCWIT), among other organizations. Yerk-Zwickl has a Bachelor of Science degree from Cedar Crest College and a master’s degree in Educational Technology from Lehigh University, where she also earned a certificate in Project Management.
An advocate of inclusion, diversity, and equity in all areas, Sherri and her family have raised Seeing Eye puppies who are trained for guide dog work, and are active personally and professionally in advancing the goals of inclusion for all people.
More information is available at: http://www.linkedin.com/in/sherriyz/
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