As previously announced, after 16 years of service to George Mason University, Dr. Joy Hughes has retired from her role as Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer (CIO). With this, I have stepped in to serve as interim Executive Director of the Division of Instructional Technology while Sharon Pitt, DoIT's former Executive Director, assumes responsibilities as the Technology Systems Division Executive Director and Deputy CIO. In tandem, J.J. Davis, Senior Vice President for Administration and Finance and Senior Vice President, is serving as interim CIO as the hiring process moves forward.
During this period of transition, DoIT's focus as an organization remains on serving the university efficiently, embodying DoIT's core values in our daily tasks, and meeting our goals and the university's goals within the areas of technology classrooms and learning spaces, learning management systems and tools, instructional design and online courses, and videoconferencing technologies. With the foundational principle of inspiring academic success serving as our guiding light, DoIT will continue to deliver exceptional customer service and execute projects that improve learning effectiveness and serve the needs of the Mason community.
The university's new vision is now in place and it is certainly an exciting time to be at Mason as our president, Ángel Cabrera, along with members of the Mason community, shifts focus to strategic planning. We look forward to seeing the vision put into practice and what comes next for the Information Technology Unit.
Dr. Susan Kehoe
Interim Executive Director
Division of Instructional Technology