[U]Tech leader to retire from CWRU this summer; deputy to serve as interim VP

After nearly eight years as the university’s vice president for information technology and chief information officer, Sue Workman has announced that she will retire from Case Western Reserve at the end of June.

“This [U]Tech division has been a source of great pride and amazement for me from the moment I arrived at CWRU,” Workman wrote to her staff, citing accomplishments including adoption of an ambitious strategic plan, centralization of information technology services, and a collaboration with Microsoft as the first university to work with HoloLens—even before the company unveiled the device in 2015. 

Provost Ben Vinson praised Workman’s contributions to the campus, in particular her dedication to applying technology to enhance and expand student learning opportunities. Those efforts proved especially important in March 2020, when COVID-19’s arrival required a rapid pivot to remote instruction. 

“Sue appreciates the immense potential that technology has to offer students truly transformative experiences,” he said, “as well as essential connections during difficult times. I am grateful for the leadership and direction she has provided her division, and her overarching commitment to our university’s mission of education and research.”

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