New IT leadership at LSA, SSW

By | April 5, 2018
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Cathy Curley and Ryan Bankston

After a nationwide search, the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts recently announced that Cathleen Curley will be the college’s new chief information officer as of April 24, 2018. Curley is currently the executive director of strategy & planning at Information and Technology Services. She is known for her passion, strategic thinking, creating a collaborative work environment, and being an innovative leader. She has over 20 years experience in various IT and leadership positions across higher ed and industry. Curley led the effort to create the development of a university-wide IT strategic plan. She has extensive experience in process improvement, change management, IT portfolio management, coaching, and mentoring.

In related news, Ryan Bankston will leave LSA IT on April 20 to become the IT director at the U-M School of Social Work (SSW). He will play a leadership role in creating an innovative academic computing organization that serves the emerging needs of the SSW community. He will also lead and contribute to a range of projects in instructional design, research computing, and web-based computing that serve the unique needs of SSW faculty, staff, and students, while also working as part of the larger Michigan IT community to develop and take advantage of solutions that are provided at an enterprise level.