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Stunden to retire as UW-Madison CIO

Madison, Wis. - Ann Stunden, chief information officer and director of the Division of Information Technology (DoIT) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has announced plans to retire in summer 2006 after six years at the helm of campus technology.

"We have made some phenomenal accomplishments during that time," Stunden said. "Above all, I think we have strengthened our relationship with partners across campus and built a more collaborative model."

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Stunden, 69, has served as UW-Madison's first CIO, a position that was added to DoIT director to bring greater strategic direction and coordination to the university's largest technology needs. Stunden achieved campus-wide support for the 2003 implementation of the "21st Century Network Project," a major upgrade that enhanced the speed, security and overall capacity of UW-Madison's online network.

Her tenure has also included remarkable strides in technology access. Stunden says the "My UW" portal, launched in 2003, represents one of the biggest service advances for UW-Madison students and employees. "My UW" provides a tailored, password-protected site that draws together events, announcements, online academic services and Web-based email. UW-Madison is also one of the first campuses to have embraced wireless technology and will have campus-wide wireless access by summer 2006.

Stunden's tenure at UW-Madison caps more than three decades of work in information technology, which included serving as the director of academic technology services at Cornell University from 1996-2000, as well as leadership posts with Northwestern University and the University of Rochester. Prior to her university work, Stunden worked in IT positions for hospital and health care organizations.
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"Technology is always a moving target, and Annie has assembled the best team we've ever had in terms of anticipating and responding to the next challenge," said UW-Madison Interim Provost Virginia Sapiro."

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