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Kate Hazen, longtime IT leader at WVU, is returning to private sector

Kate Hazen, Assistant Vice President for Enterprise Architecture in Information Technology Services, has resigned after nearly 17 years with the University for a consulting job in the private sector. Her last day was Tuesday, March 31.

In the year since the consolidation of four information technology units at WVU, Kate has concentrated on enterprise and strategic planning. She was charged with assessing IT efforts and tools to ensure they are aligned with the University’s mission and strategic plan.

“Kate was passionate about the institution and how information technology could transform our business practices,” said Associate Provost and Chief Information Officer John Campbell. “Her ITS colleagues wish her well in her next venture.”

Much of Kate’s work over the years has focused on increasing efficiency and revenues in business operations, while reducing costs. Among other things, she identified and realized cost reductions by realigning IT services for the colleges and regional campuses. That reduced software costs and increased online capabilities and services for students through virtual classrooms and the consolidation of library resources.

Kate helped create the former Administrative Technology Solutions (ATS) as a technology partner to the Administration and Finance Division in 2007. Before that, she worked for the former Office of Information Technology as Associate Director of Database and Application Administration.

“Kate has provided institutional IT leadership for many years and brought broad strategic vision to many projects. She helped modernizeATS and prepare it for not only its place in the new IT structure at WVU, but also for the challenges that lie ahead,” said Vice President for Administration & Finance Narvel Weese. “We thank her for her service.”