Jessie Minton, vice provost and chief information officer at the University of Oregon, has been appointed vice chancellor for technology and chief information officer at Washington University in St. Louis, effective April 15, according to Shantay Bolton, executive vice chancellor and chief administrative officer. Minton will succeed Stephanie L. Reel, who has served as interim chief information officer since October 2020.
An accomplished leader and information technology professional with deep expertise in health care and biomedical research technology, Minton has served since 2017 in her current role, in which she has oversight of the development and execution of information technology strategy, operations and investments for the University of Oregon, as well as leadership of Information Services, the central IT organization for the university.
“In Jessie Minton, we have found a smart, capable and dynamic leader to take our information technology enterprise into the future,” Bolton said. “We’re fortunate to be able to recruit such a talented individual to this important position and we look forward to welcoming her to the WashU and St. Louis communities. We also are exceptionally grateful to Stephanie Reel for her service in the interim role, especially during such a challenging time for the university and our region. Thanks to both of these outstanding women, we know we’ll have a successful transition into the next era of information technology at the university.”
Among her accomplishments, Minton led the University of Oregon’s transition to full remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic and launched a Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)-compliant telehealth platform, virtual computer labs, secure videoconferencing, and services to support students with financial need through technology loaner programs. She also was responsible for facilitating research through the connectivity of campus to peer institutions at 100G speeds, as well as an on-campus network redesign and the launch in collaboration with state partners in government and higher education of the nonprofit Link Oregon, a high-speed, high-capacity, fiber-optic research and education network serving the state of Oregon’s public and nonprofit sectors.