Campus IT leader wins service award

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Mary Doyle, vice chancellor for information technology
Mary Doyle, vice chancellor for information technology, has been named the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) 2011 Distinguished Service Award Recipient.

This award recognizes exceptional contributions to the activities and success of SCUP. Recipients are nominated and selected on the basis of their contributions to the organization, length of service, and commitment to its purposes, goals and activities. This award began in 1989.

Doyle has been vice chancellor for information technology at UC Santa Cruz since 2008. Her responsibilities include strategy and oversight for networking and telecommunications, applications and project management, learning technologies, client services and security, local support, and IT resource management. Previously, she served as vice provost for academic planning, budget, and resource management and vice president for information technology at Washington State University. Before joining WSU, Doyle served as assistant provost at UC Santa Barbara. She held senior research analyst positions in institutional research at both UC Santa Barbara and Arizona State University.

She has served in numerous roles in SCUP since joining the organization in 1985, including Annual Conference and Idea Marketplace Conference Chair for SCUP-42 in Chicago, July 2007, and Pacific Regional Representative, serving on the board of directors 2001-2002. Doyle established the Pacific Regional Council and planned and chaired a number of regional conferences. She has also served for six consecutive years as a member of three SCUP planning academies. She recently completed a term as convener of the Academic Planning Academy. She has presented and convened sessions and workshops at both regional and national SCUP conferences, and reviewed articles and co-edited a book for the organization.

She was a member of and co-chaired SCUP's Publications Advisory Committee (PAC). While serving on PAC several years ago, her "non-facility" perspective to planning was greatly valued by other committee members.

In addition to her SCUP membership, she also is a member of EDUCAUSE and other information technology associations.

She holds a BS in computer information systems and an MBA from Arizona State University. She earned a Ph.D. in educational leadership and organizations from UC Santa Barbara.