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Two technology officers from universities in West Coast states have been selected as finalists for the UW-Madison chief information officer/vice provost for information technology post.

Lois Brooks, vice provost for information and technology and chief information officer at Oregon State, and Jenn Stringer, chief academic technology officer and assistant vice chancellor for teaching and learning at the University of California-Berkeley, were selected by the 16-member search committee as the two candidates to replace Michael Lehman, interim chief information officer since February 2017 after Bruce Maas retired.

Brooks went to Oregon State in 2010 after a long stint at Stanford. She has MBAs from Columbia and Cal-Berkeley, and received her bachelor of science from the University of San Francisco.

Stringer previously was associate chief information officer at Cal-Berkeley for four years. She has a master of science from San Jose State and a bachelor of arts from the University of California-Santa Cruz.

Both candidates will make public presentations at the Biotechnology Center Auditorium, Stringer from 1 to 2:15 p.m. April 19 and Brooks from 2:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. April 20.

The UW-Madison chief information officer heads the Division of Information Technology with an operating budget of $100 million and a staff of more than 600 full-time and 200 students.

Bill Novak is a general assignment reporter for the Wisconsin State Journal.