Office of Chief Information Officer Craig Woolley

Craig Woolley came to LSU in 2020 with more than 30 years of leadership experience in higher education IT. He has also been recognized for improving IT organizations by utilizing customer service and technology tools to enhance the user experience of students, faculty, and staff. 

Craig previously served as the CIO at Wright State University, where he supervised the Computing and Telecommunications Services Division; served as Chair of the Data Governance, Digital Accessibility, and Program Effectiveness Committees; and participated in the President’s Leadership team and Provost Council. 

Prior to his time at Wright State University, Craig served as the Assistant Vice President for the University of South Florida IT, and he oversaw a budget of $25.5 million. He was responsible for 135 staff members, and he participated in the implementation of a large-scale virtual applications portal serving 60,000 users. 

Craig received both his BS in Engineering Technology and M. Ed. in Instructional Technology at USF. While here, he also oversaw IT for the Colleges of Education (1995) and Arts and Sciences (2000). 

Among the first initiatives Craig undertook upon his arrival at LSU as CIO were addressing an IT Governance Audit Report, securing a new Student Information System solution, and renewed attention on providing stellar customer service to the LSU Community.