Information Services leadership announcement

December 1, 2021

Dear colleagues,

I am writing to announce that Jessie Minton, the University of Oregon’s chief information officer and vice provost for information services, will be leaving the university to take the vice chancellor of technology and chief information officer position at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. In her new role, Minton will lead information technology for both the university campus and the medical campus, which consists of two hospitals and a cancer center.

During her nearly five years at the UO, Minton has transformed the university’s information systems and technology strategy to create a more collaborative and cohesive IT community. Some of the accomplishments under her leadership include:

  • Improving the university network to allow for more collaborative research, sharing of big data, and connectivity of campus at 100G speeds to peer institutions, which enhanced statewide research and education networking through the launch of Link Oregon.
  • Promoting greater campus coordination and a cross-mission approach to planning and service.
  • Leading Transform IT, to create a centrally supported technology ecosystem with broad campus engagement and support.
  • Supporting the response to COVID-19 and the transition to fully remote learning by launching a HIPAA-compliant telehealth platform, virtual computer labs, secure videoconferencing including integration with learning management systems, remote call centers for campus, VPN capacity upgrades, and services to support students in need through technology loaner programs.
  • Designing and building network and technology strategy for the Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact, as well as other strategic initiatives.

Minton’s last day leading Information Services will be March 4. We will launch a national search for her replacement and announce an interim leadership transition plan in the coming weeks.

Jessie Minton is a visionary and collaborative leader. She has propelled the university technology system to a new level and created a foundation of excellence that will serve our educational and research mission for many years to come. I wish her best in the next chapter of her career.


Patrick Phillips
Provost and Senior Vice President