The University Record, February 1, 1999

Griffiths among top 25 women on Web

From the Information Technology Division

Griffiths

Jose-Marie Griffiths, the University's chief information officer, has been named one of the top 25 women on the Web by San Francisco Women on the Web (SFWoW).

The "Top 25 Women on the Web (WoW)" award "recognizes outstanding women across the nation who have most inspired people worldwide with their efforts to advance technology, contribute to the community and set an example as successful business women in the Internet and new media industries."

"We are very excited to announce the winners of the Top 25 awards and bring national attention to an amazing group of women who have set an example for the rest of us to follow," said Cyd Harrell of SFWoW. "Our judges were given more than 200 nominations to choose from, and spent a great amount of time and consideration making their selections. The list they have chosen is a wonderful example of how women with diverse backgrounds are making their mark in this typically male-oriented industry."

"I am honored to receive this unique award and be in the company of these exceptional women who are making a difference in the world of technology," said Griffiths. "The Internet offers a new venue where ideas can be shared collaboratively to improve understanding of technology and enhance opportunities."

"We all congratulate Jose on receiving this special award," said Provost Nancy Cantor. "Her achievements are plentiful and she joins a set of fabulous women changing the face of an entire field and industry."

Griffiths has overall responsibility for University's information technology, including telecommunications, networking, computing and infrastructure, in her roles as the University's chief information officer and executive director of the Information Technology Division. She also is professor of information.

Nationally and internationally known as an information scientist, researcher and teacher, Griffiths was appointed to the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science and confirmed by the U.S. Senate as commissioner in 1997. She serves on a variety of boards and committees, as well as the Michigan Information Technology Commission.

A list of the Top 25 Women on the Web can be viewed at www.top25.org.