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Patrick Collins

Chief Information Officer and Director of Knowledge Management

Patrick Collins

Patrick Collins is the chief information officer and director of knowledge management at The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. In these capacities, he is responsible for all aspects of the Foundation's information technology. He also manages the Foundation's videoconferencing grants program, which reduces travel for Hewlett employees and grantees, and a small portfolio of other grants pertaining to information technology.

Before joining the Foundation in 2005, Patrick 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 to 2,200 employees at UC headquarters and the negotiation and management of $200 million in annual information technology purchases for the UC system. Earlier in his career, Patrick 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 also has contributed to scholarly publications as a data analyst, statistician, and author.

Patrick serves on the Nonprofit Technology Network's board of directors; the Foundation Center's board of trustees; and advisory committees for TechSoup, GuideStar, and the Council on Foundations. He received a bachelor of science degree from Cornell University and a master of business administration degree from the Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley-both with honors.

Read "Foundations" – A Q&A with Patrick Collins