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Barb Dawson

Associate Provost for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer

As Associate Provost for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, Dawson implements a strategic vision for improving ITS, advises senior leadership on IT issues and provides operational oversight of ITS, including budgeting, resource planning and creation of policy, procedures and standards.

Dawson is no stranger to such responsibilities. Previously a senior advisor for the State of Michigan’s department of technology management and budget, she directed activities surrounding Michigan's next generation digital infrastructure. She has also served as the CIO for health information technology at Michigan State University, first leading a team of 75 staff and more than 100 students, then as assistant vice president for information technology strategy for MSU. In that capacity she was responsible for strategic planning and initiatives within an operating budget of $6 million.

In her role as APIT/CIO, Dawson reports directly to WVU Vice Provost John Campbell.