About the CIO

Sue B. Workman, Vice President for University Technology and Chief Information Officer

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Sue Workman is responsible for creating the vision and strategies that enable the delivery of technology solutions supporting the university’s mission of teaching, learning, and research, and security, along with the day‐to‐day functions of the university. 
Workman has played a key role in an innovative collaboration between CWRU and Cleveland Clinic with Microsoft to develop the first educational application for HoloLens, the company’s mixed-reality device. Over the last several years, she has led an extraordinary change process with CWRU’s initiative to centralize all university IT services and community, bringing a once very distributed culture together into one unified organization. Workman also launched and is now leading the implementation of UTech’s strategic plan, “Re-Imagining IT,” using an unconventional approach that involves the full campus community, and folding centralization into the heart of the plan.  Workman is driving a university-wide expansion of online learning, including curriculum development and delivery methods.

Sue has served as the Northeast Ohio Cybersecurity Consortium (NEOCC) President and Board Chair since the organization was incorporated.  She is also Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors for EDUCAUSE, an international nonprofit association that helps higher education elevate the impact of IT.  Sue is an active board director for the First Mutual Holding Company in Lakewood, Ohio, while also serving on the board of Cleveland’s DigitalC, a nonprofit civic tech collaboration that partners with the community to design technology-driven programs and services.  She is also involved with multiple advisory boards including the Ohio Board of Regents CIO Committee. 
With a passion and talent for leadership development, strategic planning and team building, Workman has published widely in industry and higher education journals and gives presentations on many topics, offering her unique insights on topics including the change process, leadership, team-building practices, and long-range and strategic planning.