Assistant Vice President, Information Technology, Lehman College
Edi Ruiz is an energetic professional with over twenty years of diversified knowledge and experience in providing information technology services and visionary leadership to the academic community. She is a passionate professional with an in-depth understanding of and commitment to public higher education which stems from her own personal experience as a first-generation college student. She bears witness to the transformational power of a college education not only for her own generation but also future generations.
In September 2015, Edi joined Lehman College as the Assistant Vice President for Information Technology, continuing her 16 year career in Information Technology at The City University of New York (CUNY). Prior to joining Lehman, Edi served as the Medgar Evers College Assistant Vice President and Chief Information Officer.
Edi’s career in higher education started in accounting and finance, serving at LaGuardia Community College in various capacities, including Director of Budget and Financial Accounting Systems, Fund Accountant, and Assistant Purchasing Coordinator. In the late 1990s, she decided to pursue her passion for technology and joined a master program in Computer Information Systems. Subsequently, in 2000 Edi joined Bronx Community College, holding several positions with increased responsibilities.
She is the recipient of a MS Ed in Higher Education Administration; Master of Science in Business Computer Information Systems; and B.B.A in Accounting degrees from Bernard Baruch College, CUNY; and, an Associate in Science, Business Administration degree from LaGuardia Community College.
She is also the recipient of the CUNY 2011 Ribaudo Award for Information Technology Excellence; the Bronx Community College 2012 “Extra-Mile” Award for implementing an initiative that has resulted in, or will result in, increased service to students or increased productivity and effectiveness of business operations; and the CUNY 2013 Excellence in Technology Award for an Outstanding Project serving Students, Faculty, and/or Staff.