Diverse Paths to Leadership: Perspectives from CIOs

Friday, October 28 | 9:10AM–10:00AM | Ballroom E, Level Three
Session Type: Featured Session
Participate in a facilitated conversation about valuing diversity in IT with a newly retired CIO and newly minted CIO. The CIOs will discuss their own leadership journeys, as well as how to encourage, enable, support, and forward diversity in IT leadership and inclusion across the IT organization.

Outcomes: Appreciate unique paths to the position of CIO, as well as the support structures that may be required to get there * Identify potential methods for helping and supporting each other on the path to leadership * Become inspired to build a more diverse IT community at your institution


  • Laura Patterson

    University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
  • Donna Petherbridge

    Vice Provost, DELTA, North Carolina State University
  • Sharon Pitt

    Vice President of Information Technology and CIO, Virginia Tech
  • Rashmi Radhakrishnan

    VP/Chief Information Officer, Arcadia University

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