Sonya Watkins, Chief Information Officer
As the chief information officer at the University of Central Oklahoma and a member of the President’s Cabinet, Sonya Watkins provides leadership for the continued development of innovative, robust and secure information technology solutions in support of the university mission. The division of information technology delivers enterprise-level information services that connect students, faculty and staff to learning resources and productivity tools, which are available anytime from anywhere.
Watkins has been with the university for more than 13 years. In her previous role as assistant vice president for information technology, her responsibilities included academic technology, technology training, service desk, technology support, web services, multimedia services and the Central Tech Store.
Employing her skills as a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Watkins has been instrumental in facilitating major information technology initiatives that support the strategic direction of the University of Central Oklahoma including the Student Transformative Learning Record (STLR); leading the 22-member university task force for a new learning management system; and implementing and expanding the Central Tech Store.