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Patrick Collins

Chief Information Officer

Patrick Collins

Patrick Collins is the chief information officer at The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. In this capacity, he is responsible for all aspects of the Foundation's information technology. He also manages the Foundation's videoconferencing grants program, which reduces travel for Hewlett employees and grantees, and a small portfolio of other grants pertaining to information technology.

Before joining the Foundation in 2005, Patrick was director of information and communication services at the University of California Office of the President. There he directed the delivery of information technology services to 2,200 employees at UC headquarters and the negotiation and management of $200 million in annual information technology purchases for the UC system. Earlier in his career, Patrick directed two academic data centers: the California Census Research Data Center at UCLA and UC Berkeley, and the National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect at Cornell University. He also has contributed to scholarly publications as a data analyst, statistician, and author.

Patrick serves on the Foundation Center's board of trustees and the Project Simplify advisory committee. He received a bachelor of science degree from Cornell University and a master of business administration degree from the Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley—both with honors.

Read "Foundations" – A Q&A with Patrick Collins