College of William and Mary
Dr. Jan Fox
Senior Vice President for Information Technology/CIO
December 18th, 1958 - August 15th, 2020
It is with a heavy heart that I must share with you that our colleague and friend, Jan Fox has lost her fight with cancer. I don't need to share all she means to LBCIO and each of us as you know what a thoughtful and insightful leader she was. She was very thankful for having a respite for the past two years and being able to spend time with her family (especially her grandchildren.) She talked about LBCIO and how much she enjoyed her time with us all and the friendships she made. We will miss her dearly. She was a colleague, friend and mentor to many of us on LBCIO and at Marshall University.
Michael Zastrocky, Executive Director, LBCIO
During our Fall LBCIO Meeting held online October 9, 2020, we took time out of the meeting to remember Jan and share our thoughts. Some of them are listed below:
There are people that come into our lives and we are better for having known them. We want to honor their work with our work. I am thankful for Jan and will miss her.
Loretta M. Early
CIO, George Washington University
Indeed, very sad news all around. Prayers for her family. She will be missed!
Interim CIO, University of Cincinnati
Thank you for sharing this very sad and unfortunate news. May Jan’s legacy live on in all the lives she has touched - her family, colleagues, and students. Like all of us on the LBCIO, I have always appreciated Jan’s wisdom and mission driven commitment for higher education and technology. May she rest in peace and my sincerest condolences to the Fox and Cremeans family and friends.
Vice Chancellor and University CIO
What a great loss for the family, she was such a great person, friend, professional. Something difficult to find today. You will be missed Jan.
CTO emeritus and Adjunct Professor, University of Kentucky
This is indeed very sad news and my sincere condolences to her family. I first met Jan when the LBCIO went to Marshall University for its campus visit. Jan, as their VP/CIO, was so professional, mission focused and so proud of what the Marshall IT team had accomplished under her leadership and she had every right to be so.
I also remember Jan’s note to us after her cancer surgery in June of 2017. She wrote, “Dare to make the difference. Work with passion, pride and persistence. Please understand what power each of you hold as members of such a unique team of passionate, collaborate, visionary leaders! It has been an honor to work with such kind, considerate and thoughtful friends.” Thank you Jan, we will.
Walter G. Weir,
Commissioner, Nebraska Information Technology Commission
Commissioner, Nebraska State Records Board
CIO Emeritus, University of Nebraska System
I can’t believe she is gone. A great loss for the CIO community. Prayers for and condolences to her family and friends. Heavy heart…
Vince Kellen, Ph.D., Chief Information Officer (CIO)
University of California San Diego
This is terrible news. Jan was such a wonderful CIO, colleague and friend to many of us, and will be truly missed. Thoughts and prayers to her family and friends. Thank you for sharing .
Chief Information Officer
Missouri Southern State University
So sad to hear Mike. Jan was such a wonderful person and colleague. RIP Jan....
David E. Lewis
Vice President for Information Technology
Chief Information Officer
University of Rochester
Thank you for letting us know, Mike. Truly a loss. Her family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Micah Cooper, CIO Cedarville University
This is a terrible loss of a colleague, advisor and friend. My condolences to the family and to all of you who knew her and with whom she shared her intelligence and heart.
Lewis Temares PhD
VP/CIO, Dean of Engineering, Emeritus
University of Miami
Jan will be surely missed. My heart is heavy tonight. She was a terrific CIO but more importantly a wonderful friend and colleague. I for one, will cherish all the memories. I was blessed to have gotten to know her. RIP Jan! Mike, thank you for letting us know.
CIO, University of Mount Union
So very sorry, so sad. My condolences to her family and all who knew her.
Vice President and CIO
Fairleigh Dickinson University