Acting Chief Information Officer
Lanita Collette

Lanita's University of Arizona portfolio includes the Information Security Office, Network Services, Research Computing, Support Services, Systems, Identity and Access Management, and Service Management.

As the University’s CISO and Deputy CIO, Lanita leads multiple teams providing efficient, secure and robust technology services that are the critical foundation for enabling teaching, research, and the service mission of the University. She has been with the University of Arizona since 2017 as Chief Information Security Officer, and was appointed to Deputy CIO in September 2019.

Collette has agreed to serve as Acting CIO while Barry Brummond spends the next several months assisting with the current financial situation. She will provide day-to-day leadership of University Information Technology Services (UITS) and report directly to Barry. Her Acting CIO role will conclude on June 30, 2024, at which time, Lanita will return to her full-time role of Chief Information Security Officer and Deputy CIO.

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.

Organizational Chart for CISO and DCIO (UAccess login)

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