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Lloyd will be new chief data officer for university

April 5, 2019

Catherine Lloyd has been selected as the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s new chief data officer.

Lloyd has 25 years of experience working in higher education financial analysis and financial systems support and implementation. She most recently has been a director of higher education projects with Huron Consulting Group.

Photo: portrait of Catherine Lloyd

Catherine Lloyd

“Cathy has an excellent record of program management and successfully delivering high-impact projects over her career,” says Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration Laurent Heller. “She is the right person to advance the strategic vision of data management at UW–Madison.”

Lloyd says she is pleased to be joining the university’s Office of Data Management and Analytics Services (ODMAS) team and looks forward to telling the stories of students, faculty and staff through analytics. ODMAS houses numerous functions that bridge analytics, data management and IT functions.

“I’m very impressed by all that the ODMAS team has accomplished to date and can’t wait to work with the team to deliver innovative solutions for the UW–Madison community,” she says.

Heller expressed his gratitude to McKinney Austin for his exceptional leadership of ODMAS while serving as interim chief data officer. Austin will return to his previous role as associate director of ODMAS.

Lloyd has been with Huron Consulting since 2015, directing a broad spectrum of higher education projects relating to strategic planning, budget model redesign, analytics strategy and other areas.

She previously was executive director of strategic program management at the University of California, Berkeley. She also held numerous financial and analytical positions at Harvard University and the University of California, San Francisco.