We can’t always make the right choices on our career path, but if we learn from our mistakes, we have a much better chance at future success. In this episode, we ask higher ed IT leaders, what was your biggest career misstep and how did you course correct?
As the Associate Vice Chancellor and CIO at the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay (UWGB) Wendy provides vision, leadership and innovation in developing University-wide strategies for leveraging the potential of technology and enhanced campus service delivery to achieve UWGB's academic and institutional objectives. This is accomplished through collaboration with stakeholders and partners to advance digitial transformation; resulting in efficient, cost-effective operations for the enterprise that exemplifies good stewardship.
She actively collaborates with colleagues across the higher education vertical, through leadership and other activities with EDUCAUSE, CLAC, WSIT, HESS, SIM Chicago, CCCU and other organizations. Wendy previously served for six years at Wheaton College as the Chief Information & Campus Services Officer; and at Northwestern University (IL), for 15+ years (the last ten as Director of Technology Support Services). Wendy's previous experience includes executive management responsibility in customer focused, technologically enhanced operations. She has an M.S. in Communication, emphasis on systems, strategy, and management, from Northwestern University and a B.A. in Organizational Management from North Park University.
A private liberal arts college created a stakeholder-based technology governance structure that focuses on robust decision-making. In addition to ensuring transparency, the new IT governance process emphasizes strategic, operational, and technically sound decisions to facilitate innovative and powerful technology solutions.