Lanita Collette is the chief information security officer for the University of Arizona. Prior to her appointment, she was deputy CIO and university information security officer at Northern Arizona University. Collette held various management positions in IT at NAU including assistant director for enterprise information solutions, interim director of academic computing, and a variety of team lead positions.
Before working in IT, Collette was an archaeologist engaged in research on the Colorado Plateau. She has a BA in Anthropology from Bryn Mawr College and an MA in Archaeology from Arizona State University, and holds both Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certifications.