Melissa Woo is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Vice President of Information Technology (IT) at Stony Brook University, and she’s got an insider’s perspective on life on the other side of the IT desk. And guess, what? It’s not all about technology, it’s actually about people. In this episode, Melissa and I discuss the ways that IT can and should be integrating with the entire campus, her approach to creating a more diverse team, and how to find and be a mentor. As a bonus, Melissa also shares her tech predictions, which you definitely don’t want to miss!
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Notes from this Episode
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Using Social Media To Highlight The Campus Personality
Stony Brook University
University of Oregon
Really good post from a male ally for gender equality https://t.co/1gEkNTKvde
— Melissa Woo (@mzyw) January 12, 2018
Expanding your Recruitment Pool through Increasing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Higher Education Security Council (HEISC)
The Tech That Powers Bitcoin Could Tackle Corruption
More about Melissa Woo
Melissa is the Senior Vice President for Information Technology and CIO for Stony Brook University. She is active in higher education professional organizations such as EDUCAUSE and Internet2. Melissa has co-authored a number of articles and presented on various topics with a focus on developing aspiring leaders, and promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the IT profession.
She maintains an active social media presence, sharing information on topics ranging from leadership to food and music. Melissa completed her PhD in Biophysics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and her Bachelor’s degree in Biophysics at the University of California, Berkeley.
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About Josie and The Podcast
In each episode, Dr. Josie Ahlquist – digital leadership author, researcher, and speaker – connects tech and leadership in education. This podcast will bring you leaders on-campus and online. From Senior Vice Presidents on Snapchat, YouTubers receiving billions of views and new media professionals. All through the lens of social media and leadership. Josie hopes you will not only learn from these digital leaders but also laugh as we all explore how to be our best selves online and off.
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