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This is an exciting time to be part of the McMaster University Information Technology Community, as we commit to making improvements and adopting changes to our information technology landscape. A recent IT Services Review, the implementation of IT Governance and decision-making structures, and the commitment to an enterprise wide IT vision, will create a strong IT services delivery model. At the core of our success will be our shared desire to make the necessary strategic investments in technologies, services and, most importantly people, to provide the best value for our institution.
McMaster University’s IT community includes a diverse set of professionals who support and enable the teaching, learning, research and administrative activities of the campus. Technology is behind almost all of the activities that take place on campus and this will only become more pronounced as we continue to move to a fully digital frontier in the years ahead. It is an honour to support and lead the IT community as we embrace these changes to meet the advancing needs of our stakeholders on campus: students, staff, faculty, researchers and all who interact with McMaster. Our dedication to service and our commitment to collaboration and cooperation, will provide the foundation for achieving success.
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Gayleen Gray – Bio
Getting to Know Gayleen Gray – our Assistant Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
Gayleen Gray is Assistant Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at McMaster University.
With 20 years of Higher Ed IT experience, she has held a variety of IT positions and responsibilities at the University of Guelph prior to joining McMaster University in August 2017.
At McMaster, Gayleen plays a leadership role on campus while overseeing the institution’s technology and information systems interests. Since joining, Gayleen has led the development of the enterprise IT strategy and governance model, including all aspects of a strong, secure, productive higher education IT environment.
A truly collaborative leader, Gayleen works with the institutions’ leadership team and a network of diverse colleagues and IT personnel across the campus to ensure that McMaster’s research, teaching and learning initiatives are supported and enabled by campus systems and infrastructure.
Throughout her career, Gayleen has built relationships and fostered engagements with Higher Education IT peers across Canada and in the US to further collective areas of interest. Gayleen is well-known for her knowledge, openness and authenticity. She is a frequent presenter and active participant at various professional forums such as Educause, CUCCIO and CANHEIT.