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Magida Phillips

Magida is responsible for the oversight, direction and leadership of all aspects related to technology and systems infrastructure for the Division.  She is also accountable for the comprehensive management of all divisional technical operations, including oversight of the Division’s IT Support team, project managers, third-party vendor relationships, and other BSD IT managerial staff.

An alumna of the University, Magida is a familiar face among the University’s IT circles.  She began her career at Penn in 1986 and has held increasing positions of responsibility within the Division of Information Systems and Computing (ISC). As a Senior IT Project Leader, she led the LAN Technology Services team where her accomplishments included developing a firewall consulting service to support schools and centers across the University and rolling out a new VPN service to provide secure remote access to Penn resources.  As an IT Technical Director, she worked closely with campus IT leaders and was instrumental in deploying new University-wide technology services such as Secure Remote Backup, Digital Signage, 1st Generation Virtual Desktop and Penn Endpoint Management.  Most recently as ISC’s Director, Client Engagement, Magida worked with the IT leaders across campus to identify their organizations’ current and future technology needs.

Magida earned her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Penn.