Vice Chancellor for Technology, Research and Information Systems
Vice Chancellor of Technology, Research and Information Systems Debra Connick joined the Chancellor's Office in 2016. In this role, she oversees the development of programs and partnerships that change the way educational institutions run their businesses and educate their students.
Vice Chancellor Connick began her career in state government with the Department of Motor Vehicles, where she spent 23 years devoted to instructional design and delivery, policy development and publication, and project management. Connick also served as a member of the statewide Internet standards committee, and contributed to the work of the first statewide portal.
Following her time at the DMV, Connick spent four years engaged in data management and business/systems analysis for the Department of Public Health, Office of Systems Integration, and Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs. In 2012, Connick joined the Department of Technology as a section chief for the IT Project Oversight Division where her team was responsible for oversight of the Transportation and General Government portfolios. In 2013, Debra became the Statewide IT Strategic Planner and served in this position at the Department of Technology until joining the Chancellor’s Office.
Vice Chancellor Connick earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Mills College.