Farhat J. (Meena) Lakhavani

CIO and Vice Provost, Information Technology, State University of New York - Erie

Executive Summary

Farhat (Meena) Lakhavani is serving as CIO and Vice Provost of Information Technology Services at the State University of New York (SUNY) – Erie Community College since 2017. Before that, also at SUNY-Erie, she served as CIO and Associate Vice President of College Information Technology Services.

Prior to joining SUNY Erie in 2016, she worked in various positions during her 28 years at Carnegie Mellon University – from Manager of Research Computing to the Director of Academic Technology Services Strategy. Another position she has held at Carnegie Mellon University, as well as the University of Pittsburgh, is as faculty in the undergraduate, graduate, and executive programs. Her pre-academia work was as a Senior Scientist with Westinghouse Electric Corporation.

Meena holds a B.A. in Humanities, M.S. in Computer Science and has completed doctoral courses in Computer Science at the University of Pittsburgh. She has published extensively and presented her work at many national and international conferences. Meena is active in various national organizations and has served on advisory committees, both local and national.