Lois Brooks to lead information services at Oregon State
October 16, 2010
Lois Brooks, who directed the academic computing enterprise for 11 of her 25 years at Stanford University, has been named the new vice provost for Information Services at Oregon State University.
As vice provost, she will oversee the university's information technology network and infrastructure.
Brooks will succeed Curt Pederson, who served as vice provost for Information Services for the past 14 years.
Pederson helped address a difficult fiscal situation in Information Services upon his hiring in 1997, then led the development of the Open Source Laboratory at OSU and has been an integral part of a team leading the implementation of the university's new IT governance process.
The transition to Brooks' leadership will take place over the next few months, OSU officials say, with Pederson remaining at OSU to focus on strategic IT initiatives.
"Lois Brooks helped guide Stanford through huge growth in its academic computing and was able to build a collaborative, efficient and cost-effective program through innovation and partnerships," said Sabah Randhawa, OSU provost and executive vice president. "That experience will serve Oregon State University well as we continue to expand our IT capabilities and implement the new IT governance process."