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Slater Named Interim CIO

June 6, 2018

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MACOMB/MOLINE, IL -- Rebecca Slater, director of University Technology-User Support Services at Western Illinois University, has been named interim Chief Information Officer (CIO)/executive director of University Technology at WIU, effective July 1, according to Interim Provost and Academic Vice President Kathy Neumann. Slater replaces Stephen Frazier who will retire June 30.

Slater has served as the director of University Technology-User Support Services since January 2017. Previously, she was the information security officer at Memorial Health System (Springfield, IL) for four years.

"Rebecca's expertise brings a history of broad experience. Her ability to balance customer needs with the realities of technology, risk management and compliance, as well as business continuity will enable her to provide sound guidance and oversight of University Technology," Neumann added.

Previously, she served as the information system security administrator, Memorial Health System (2012-13), and in various positions at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, including business continuity coordinator, project manager and as an information security application analyst.

Slater earned her MBA (IT management) from Western Governors University and her B.A. in business administration from Lindenwood University.

Reporting to the provost, the Chief Information Officer plans, coordinates, directs and designs all operational activities of University Technology (uTech). The CIO collaborates directly with all areas in the University to identify, recommend, develop, implement and support technology solutions for all aspects of the organization. Areas within University Technology include telecommunications, web support, desktop support, help desk support center, classroom services, the Center for the Application of Information Technologies (CAIT), uTech labs, networks, enterprise systems, servers, networks and security.

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