New Chief Information Security Officer Appointed

New Chief Information Security Officer Appointed

By University Communications
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Lanita Collette
Lanita Collette

Lanita Collette has been named chief information security officer for the University of Arizona. Her appointment was effective Monday.

Collette came to the UA from Northern Arizona University, where she has served in various information technology positions. Most recently she was the deputy chief information officer and university information security officer.

"She has more than 15 years of experience in leading technology teams in higher education and has a proven record of success in building collaborative teams across complex environments," Karen Williams, vice president for information strategy and university libraries, wrote in a message to campus.

Collette will join the vice president for information strategy and university libraries' team and will work closely with senior administration, academic leaders and the campus community. She will head the oversight of the University's information security needs and will report to Williams.

In a memo to the campus community, Williams thanked Derek Masseth, deputy chief information officer, who served as interim chief information security officer over the past several months.

The announcement of Collette's hire came weeks after Williams was appointed to her position, a new role that includes oversight of University Information Technology Services, the UA Information Security office, and University Libraries. To read more about Williams' position, read this Lo Que Pasa article

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