Patrick Collins is the chief information officer at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. He is responsible for all aspects of the foundation's technology systems and also manages a small grants portfolio pertaining to information technology.
Before joining the foundation in 2005, Mr. Collins was director of information and communication services at the University of California Office of the President. There he directed the delivery of information technology services at UC headquarters and managed $200 million in annual information technology purchases for the UC system. Earlier in his career, Mr. Collins directed two academic data centers: the California Census Research Data Center at UCLA and UC Berkeley and the National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect at Cornell University. He has contributed to more than 50 scholarly publications as a data analyst, statistician, and author.
Patrick serves on numerous advisory boards and formerly served on the board of directors of NTEN. He received a bachelor of science degree from Cornell University and an M.B.A. from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley.