Carol Katzman

Carol Katzman has provided leadership in Information Technology for the past 30+ years. 

From 1987 to 2004, Carol worked at the University of Pennsylvania, as an IT Executive Director at Wharton, the School of Nursing and then the School of Veterinary Medicine. From 2004 to 2007, she became the Vice President of Forest Incentives, Ltd, a business founded as a public/private cooperative partnership helping public broadcasting stations with fundraising and premium development. At Forest, Carol redesigned business processes and implemented enterprise software for the scalability needed to expand the business.

 In 2008, Carol relocated to New York City to become Deputy CIO at Hunter College, CUNY, and, subsequently turned her attention to Barnard College where she was Vice President for IT from 2009 through 2020. Most recently, Carol retired from fulltime work and is consulting on a part time basis.

Carol has expertise in staff development, inspiring collaboration and managing organizational change. She has proficiency in designing scalable computing infrastructures with advanced networking and varied applications to support all aspects of the organization. She has worked with staff to create secure portals for easy access to critical information, to modernize valuable but antiquated legacy systems and to design new web applications. She has developed budgets, energized audiences with enthusiastic presentations, and written compelling proposals for funding.  She is a quick study with an intuitive understanding of the constraints and opportunities unique to each organization and provides the experience to deliver IT services compatible with the existing technical and political environment.

Carol holds a BA with concentrations in psychology and semiotics from Brown University and an MA in Communications (with an emphasis on the adoption of new technology) from the Annenberg School at the University of Pennsylvania. In 2006, she completed an 18-month course focused on organizational change at the Gestalt Center for OSD in Cleveland and in 2009 completed their group intensive training program as well. She lives in Hudson, NY with her partner and their two miniature poodles.