New Interim Chief Information Officer - Bethany Rizzardi

Dear HSU Colleagues,

As you may be aware, we have not yet concluded the search to identify the next Chief Information Officer (CIO) for ITS.

Because our current CIO, Anna Kircher, retires today, I have been carefully considering options and next steps to best serve our campus. Consequently, I have decided to select an internal ITS Manager to serve as the interim CIO and I am very pleased to announce that Bethany Rizzardi will assume the duties of the this important campus role. Bethany's appointment is effective January 2, 2018 and will be six months in duration.

For the past four and a half years, Bethany has served as the Director of Information Systems in ITS. Prior to that, Bethany spent 8 years in various IT roles within ITS and the College of Natural Resources and Sciences. In addition, Bethany has lectured in Math and Computer Science at both HSU and College of the Redwoods.

Bethany earned her Masters Degree in Business Administrations and her Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems from Humboldt State University. Bethany brings a broad understanding of campus business processes, she has established relationships across campus, and possesses demonstrated technical and leadership skills.

I am confident that Bethany will excel in her role as Interim CIO.

Please join me in welcoming Bethany to this new opportunity.



Alex Enyedi

Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs