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Bao Johri

Bao JohriWith over 20 years of strong experience in higher education, K-12 and the private sector, Johri brings to the University an inclusive and transformational leadership approach. Her strategies center on personalizing the student experience and improving student outcomes, promoting digital access and accessibility that facilitate teaching, learning and working while simultaneously empowering productivity by transforming business processes, simplifying workflows and automating document management. Additionally, she brings to her work a deep commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion with a background as a campus Anti-Racism Advisory Board member who also led the DEI initiative within the university’s Information Technology Division.

As VP of IT and CIO for Fresno State, Johri will lead services and support for more than 25,000 students and 2,500 employees, while managing 85 team members across 10 departments, ranging from Academic Technology Services to Network Engineering. In service to the University mission to boldly educate and empower students, championing student success in all areas will be an overarching priority.

Among top areas of responsibility she will oversee as VP for IT and CIO are the continuing evolution and refinement of technology and organizational strategies and structures that support University needs, especially during the pandemic, and fostering deep partnerships campuswide that support innovation and the implementation of strategic technology initiatives.

Johri has served the CSUS campus since 2018, first as senior director of Planning and Strategic Planning, where she led a change management program, then as interim deputy CIO before assuming her current position as Vice President for IT and CIO. A one-time elementary school teacher and community college lecturer, she also previously worked as an IT manager in sectors from real estate to energy.