Wendy Woodward

CIO - Wheaton College

Wendy Woodward is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) Wheaton College (IL) where she provides vision, leadership and innovation in developing College-wide strategies for leveraging the potential of technology in advancing Wheaton’s academic and institutional objectives. She is responsible for selecting and supporting all administrative and academic information technology (IT) system operations, data centers, process improvement, business intelligence, IT support services, communication networks, systems integration, enterprise systems management, and IT security, as well as establishing technology standards and policy, and pursuing compliance. In addition, Wendy coordinates the alignment of IT strategy with business objectives by evaluating the overall information technology operations and project portfolio. She is active on several vendor advisory committees and actively collaborates with colleagues across the higher education vertical, through leadership positions with EDUCAUSE and other organizations. Wendy previously served for 15+ years at Northwestern University, 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 in Chicago.

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