Temple trustees approve appointments of JoAnne Epps and Cindy Leavitt
JoAnne A. Epps becomes chief academic officer; Cindy Leavitt joins Temple as CIO
Temple University’s Board of Trustees on Tuesday, July 12, unanimously confirmed the nominations of JoAnne A. Epps as Temple’s executive vice president and provost and Cindy Leavitt as vice president for computer and information services and chief information officer.
“I am honored to serve in this role and look forward to elevating the university to new heights,” Epps said of her appointment as provost. “My love for Temple and my commitment to its mission of providing access to an excellent and affordable education will remain at the core of everything I do.”
Leavitt joins Temple from the University of Michigan, where she held senior information systems positions for the past 14 years. Most recently, Leavitt was deputy chief information officer at Michigan’s medical school for five years. She also held the position of deputy CIO of information technology and services at Michigan. In that role, she worked closely with the university’s 19 schools and colleges, and administrative units, to develop and deliver innovative and critical computing resources across the university.
In her role at Temple, Leavitt will be responsible for planning and implementing technology initiatives. She will oversee key IT units including academic computing, applications, the Computer Recycling Center, help desk, infrastructure, the TECH Center, telecommunications, universitywide end-user support services and web communications. The position is part of the Office of the Provost’s portfolio.