Betty Leydon to be vice president for information technology

Betty Leydon, the top-ranking information technology administrator at Duke University, will become vice president for information technology and chief information officer at Princeton in June.

She will replace Ira Fuchs, who is now the vice president for research and information technology at the Andrew Mellon Foundation.

Leydon is the vice provost for information technology and chief information officer at Duke. She leads the Office of Information Technology, which she helped establish when she arrived at the university in 1994. Her duties have been similar to those she will assume at Princeton, focusing on planning for the computing, networking and telecommunications needs of academic and administrative offices.

"We are delighted to have Betty Leydon joining us as CIO. She is nationally recognized by her peers as a strong and able leader in information technology," said Princeton Provost Jeremiah Ostriker, to whom she will report. "And on her own campus, she has been highly praised as an effective and collaborative administrator, who has been very successful in understanding and meeting the needs of many different campus constituencies."

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