Digital Leader Fireside Chat
CIO & Vice President of Information Technology Services, Temple University
Topic: Accelerating Agile/DevOps transformation in a CoVID world
January 27, 2021, 12pm-1pm
Cindy Leavitt is the CIO and Vice President of Information Technology Services at Temple University. At Temple, she is responsible for planning and implementing technology initiatives and oversees key IT units including academic computing, applications, the Computer Recycling Center, help desk, infrastructure, the TECH Center, telecommunications, university wide end-user support services and web communications.
Her thirty years of experience span all aspects of IT, including strategic planning, project management, system design, operations, and application development.
Cindy has a unique and broad perspective because she has worked for high tech companies in addition to academic institutions and has been a leader of both central campus and school IT groups.
She started her IT career as a statistical quality control analyst at Novell, where she was first introduced to computer networking. Before joining Temple, she worked at the University of Michigan for 14 years in several roles, including the Deputy CIO at the Medical School, the Deputy CIO for the university, and the Director of the eResearch group.
Cindy is passionate about creating empowered and innovative teams. She is fully committed to being an authentic and positive leader who practices what she preaches and leads by example. She cherishes the deep relationships that she has been able to build with her teams and colleagues.
Cindy earned a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University in statistics/business and an MBA degree at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.
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