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Gordon Wishon

ORG Arizona State University Title Chief Information Officer BIO Mr. Wishon's responsibilities at the University include developing a long range technology plan for the University and helping meet ASU's goals of excellence, access and impact. He will guide the selection of strategic technologies to meet the unique administrative, research and academic computing needs of a rapidly growing, multi-campus university.
Mr. Wishon comes to ASU from the University of Notre Dame, where he was CIO for nine years and was named one of Computerworld Magazine's Premier 100 IT Leaders. He also was awarded CIO Magazine's CIO100 award for innovation in information technology in 2005 and 2008. He co-led a Notre Dame/Purdue grant program to establish the Northwest Indiana Computational Grid, and he chaired the board of directors of the St. Joseph Valley Metronet, a northern Indiana regional economic development initiative.
Mr. Wishon previously served as CIO for the Georgia Institute of Technology. He also co-founded and chaired the EDUCAUSE/Internet 2 Security Task Force and served as a faculty member on the EDUCAUSE Leadership Institute. Prior to that, Mr. Wishon served 20 years with the U.S. Air Force in a variety of roles. He completed his military career as CIO at the Air Force Institute of Technology.
Mr. Wishon earned a bachelor's degree in computer science from West Virginia University and a master's in computer science from Wright State University.