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State CIO Named Chair of the Board of Directors for Link Oregon

On June 24, 2024, Oregon’s State Chief Information Officer Terrence Woods assumed the role of Chair of the Board of Directors for Link Oregon, the middle-mile broadband service provider for Oregon’s non-profit and public sectors. Woods, who leads Oregon’s Enterprise Information Services, will serve as chair for the fiscal year 2025, which began July 1, following his service as vice chair for the fiscal year 2024.

Woods resumes the role, which he previously held for fiscal year 2023, from Andrea Ballinger, Vice Provost for University Information and Technology and Chief Information Officer for Oregon State University. Ballinger was the chair for the fiscal year 2024. Abhijit Pandit, Vice President and Chief Information Officer for University of Oregon assumed the role of vice chair and chair-elect.

The change in roles was announced at Link Oregon’s annual member meeting, also on June 24, which brought together a diverse community of members and partners in the broadband ecosystem from Oregon and across the country highlighting insights about broadband and digital equity efforts. Panelists included local, statewide, and regional leaders from Oregon K-12, public libraries, and local government, as well as broadband leaders from Nevada and Utah. The full recording of the Annual Member Meeting is available here.

Woods has provided support since the formation of Link Oregon, which is a consortium led by five founding entities: Oregon Health & Sciences University, Oregon State University, Portland State University, the University of Oregon, and Oregon’s Enterprise Information Services.

“As we move into our new fiscal year, I am proud of the work we have accomplished and am excited to continue with our mission and meeting the needs of Oregon’s public sector and non-profit organizations across the state.” Woods said.

Established to consolidate and enhance efforts to develop a high-speed, middle-mile network serving the unique needs of public service, research, and education entities, Link Oregon’s services are available for state offices, higher education, K-12 schools and education service districts (ESDs), libraries, public healthcare facilities, Oregon Tribes, and other public and non-profit organizations across the state. The non-profit organization is also involved in a number of research computing and digital equity efforts across the state.


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Enterprise Information Services
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