Beth Scheid is the Assistant CIO at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has been a part of academic computing on the campus for over 33 years. She has overseen groups that designed, implemented, and maintained Internet connectivity, the campus core backbone network, local area networks, wireless data, CCTV and CATV, and long distance and campus voice services. She has facilitated the implementation of a campus-wide rates and funding model covering basic IT and computing services. She was involved with the groups and governance process for rolling out the unified communications system for the campus. Currently, she oversees the groups involved with IT Governance; Media, Information, and Communications; and IT Policy and Planning. She works closely with the CIO in enabling his vision and strategy for campus IT.