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WashU IT Welcoming Stedelin as New Associate Vice Chancellor for Administrative and Academic Technologies

Jennifer Stedelin will begin as Deputy Chief Information Officer (DCIO) and WashU IT’s first
Associate Vice Chancellor for Administrative and Academic Technologies on July 3. WashU
Vice Chancellor and Chief Information Officer Jessie Minton announced the news, noting
the new position will have operational oversight and accountability for administrative,
academic, and data management services provided by WashU IT.

“I am confident she will build relationships based on trust through fostering key
partnerships with university executive leaders,” Minton said.

Stedelin is returning to WashU, having served as an Assistant Vice Chancellor for WashU IT
from 2015-2017. She will report directly to Minton and work closely with Amy Walter,
DCIO and Associate Vice Chancellor for Research, Clinical, and Medical technologies, to
define and execute strategic directions and operational priorities.

“I’m delighted to return to WashU and to WashU IT,” Stedelin said. “I know much has
changed in six years and I’m excited to engage with the community to learn all about what’s
underway. I look forward to seeing familiar faces and meeting new colleagues, and I can’t
wait to get started.”

Throughout her more than 20-year career at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville,
WashU, Kent State, and The Pennsylvania State University, Stedelin has taken on greater
levels of responsibility in key leadership roles. She has held positions in IT from director to
vice president in public and private higher education.

Stedelin has a history of successfully establishing, managing, and growing high-performing
teams aligned with strategic priorities, and dedicated to delivering business and IT
initiatives. She has worked throughout IT in areas including enterprise applications,
governance, data management, customer relationship management, information security,
academic computing and more.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Stedelin successfully led Penn State’s initiatives for rapid
application development to enable contact tracing, case investigation and testing, while
also steering the university’s long-term IT strategy. She worked with IT leaders to respond
to university budget changes through strategic service restructuring, as well as sponsored
an instructional content management system project.