Garret T. Yoshimi is the Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer (VPIT/CIO) for the University of Hawai’i System. He provides executive leadership in collaboratively setting forth the overall vision, goals, strategies and plans for the effective and appropriate use of information technologies to advance the UH System.
Yoshimi brings over 35 years of information technology experience in both the public and private sectors. Prior to serving as UH VPIT/CIO, Yoshimi was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for eWorld Enterprise Solutions. He has served as the first CIO for the Hawai’i Judiciary, senior technology executive for the East-West Center and CIO for DTRIC Insurance.
Yoshimi also previously served as a telecommunications manager before being promoted to Director of Technology Infrastructure for the University of Hawai’i. He actively represented the University of Hawai’i in state and national venues as a member of EDUCAUSE, Internet2, and the Association for College and University Technology Advancement, which awarded him the Bill D. Morris Award for individual leadership.
A native of Honolulu, Yoshimi earned a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from Purdue University and a graduate certificate in telecommunications and information resource management from the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa.