» Vice President and Chief Information Officer Helen Norris

Helen Norris is the Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Chapman University in Orange, California. Helen was appointed to this role in June 2014. In all, Helen has worked in Higher Education Information Technology for almost 20 years.

Prior to joining Chapman, Helen served as the Associate CIO at California State University, Sacramento, and as a senior IT Director at the University of California, Berkeley.

Originally from Ireland, Helen has earned a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics from Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, and a Master's degree in Computer Resource Management and Business Administration from Webster University in St. Louis.

Helen is the Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of the National Endowment for Financial Education.  She serves on the board of the Southern California Society for Information Management, and the Governing Board for the CIO Summit in Los Angeles.  She is also a member of the Board of Advisors for the Empowher Institute, and is currently serving on the Recognition Committee for Educause. She has previously served as the Network Director for the Sacramento WITI network and on the governing board for the CIO Summit in San Francisco.

Helen is a regular contributor to the CIO Talk Network where you can read her blog posts on topics of interest in technology. These can also be found by following her on twitter @CIO_ChapmanU. Helen is a Fellow of the Educause Leading Change Institute and also is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).

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Helen Norris
VP and Chief Information Officer