PULLMAN, Wash. — Mary M. Doyle has been named chief technology officer and vice president for information systems for Washington State University, effective immediately, President V. Lane Rawlins announced. She has been serving as interim vice president for information technology for the past year.
“Mary Doyle has a breadth of expertise in technology and academic administration that makes her an excellent leader for WSU,” Rawlins said. “We are pleased to appoint her as vice president on a permanent basis.”
As vice president, Doyle oversees two departments, Information Technology and Educational Telecommunications and Technology. IT handles network infrastructure, campus telecommunications, general university classroom technology, administrative systems, distributed support services, and student computing services. ETT manages public radio and television, including Northwest Public Radio; the Washington Higher Education Telecommunication System or WHETS; and educational technology services.
Provost Bates announced that Doyle will also serve as interim vice provost for administration.
Bates added, “I am delighted that Mary Doyle will join the Office of the Provost to assist in managing the university’s academic affairs. She brings considerable experience in higher education administration to the team and an effective leadership style.”
As interim vice provost, she will handle operating and capital budget planning, resource management and fiscal control, policy development and general administration for the Provost’s Office.
Doyle was appointed interim vice president of Information Technology in 2001 after serving as director of Information Technology since 1997. She also was interim director of WSU Libraries from 2000-2001. Previously, she was assistant provost in the College of Letters and Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she handled budget, resource, technology, and space management.
She is currently leading an IT Strategic Planning process with a preliminary plan expected in January, and is spearheading the development of a university portal to provide more efficient access to university information.
“I am pleased to have gained the confidence of the president and the administration in my leadership roles in information technology,” Doyle said. “I am also looking forward to working with Provost Bates as he builds his Academic Affairs team.”
“With a preliminary IT Strategic Plan to be presented to the university within the next two months, I feel that we are making excellent strides toward creating the kind of IT environment that will strongly support WSU’s mission, vision, and strategic goals,” the vice president said, praising the contributions from across the university and the collaboration of IT professionals in these planning efforts. “I look forward to working with the university community in continuing to strengthen and support the technology environment at WSU.”
Among her WSU committee responsibilities, Doyle is chairing the University Strategic Plan Implementation team on Trust and Respect. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Northwest Academic Computing Consortium (NWACC) and is a member of the Microsoft Higher Education Advisory Council. She is also active in EDUCAUSE, Internet2, and the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP).
In 1998, she was awarded an ACE Women in Leadership Fellowship where she shadowed Richard McCormick, then president of the University of Washington. She was selected to attend the University of California Management Institute in 1995.
She earned her bachelor’s degree in computer information systems and a Master of Business Administration degree, both from Arizona State University. She holds a Ph.D. in educational leadership and organizations from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Doyle previously held positions at Motorola, Chase Bank, Arizona State University, and California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo.