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Slater Named Executive Director of University Technology/CIO

January 6, 2020

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MACOMB/MOLINE, IL -- Rebecca A. Slater, interim executive director of University Technology/Chief Information Officer, has been named to the permanent post, effective Jan. 1.

Slater has served as interim executive director of University Technology/Chief Information Officer since July 2018. Previously, she was director of University Technology, User Support Services (2017-18) and an information security officer for the Memorial Health System in Springfield (2013-17).

Before joining WIU, Slater had served as the information security officer at Memorial Health System since 2013. Previously, she was 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 (2007-12).

"Rebecca's vast expertise has provided comprehensive and sound leadership of University Technology since she joined uTech in 2017. Her leadership experiences, as well as her background in security and system administration, has provided an added layer of confidence, as well as enhanced user services at Western," Interim Provost Billy Clow said.

Slater earned her MBA (IT management) in 2016 from Western Governors University and her B.A. in 2012 in business administration from Lindenwood University.

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