The Governor of Kansas, Laura Kelly has announced DeAngela Burns-Wallace as the new Chief Information Technology Officer of the state for the Kansas Office of Information Technology Services (OITS).
The governor Kelly said that the Secretary Burns-Wallace had the leadership skills as well as executive experience that were essential to possess for a thriving Chief Information Technology Officer. He said that the computer systems of their state were vulnerable to domestic as well as international security threats. Secretary Burns-Wallace understood these threats and would ensure that the infrastructure of their state was ready to handle them and also keep the information of Kansans secure.
Before joining the administration of Kelly, Burns-Wallace had served as the vice provost of the undergraduate studies at the University of Kansas. Prior to this, Burns-Wallace served as the assistant vice provost for the undergraduate studies at the University of Missouri. She has earned her bachelor’s degree in the field of international relations from the Stanford University, her master’s degree in the field of public policy and international affairs from the Princeton University and also her doctorate degree from the University of Pennsylvania in higher education management.
Secretary Burns-Wallace said that she was honored to have been selected to serve this major role by the Governor Kelly. She said that she believed in public service and was looking forward to work with Governor Kelly, the OITS and the legislature, and the Department of Administration teams for serving the people of Kansas. She added that they must ensure that their state had the Information Technology systems in place for conducting its daily business as well as maintaining the safety and security of their data in the ever-changing and interconnected world of today.