Sara Chambers

Chief Data Officer

University Information Policy Office
2709 East 10th Street
Bloomington, IN


  • Bachelor of Science in Business, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University
  • Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US)


Sara Chambers is the Chief Data Officer for Indiana University.  In this role, Sara oversees the University Information Policy Office including information policy, incident response and data administration.  She serves as the chair of the University Data Management Council; coordinates the data stewards at-large; co-chairs the Information Security and Privacy Risk Council; is a member of the BTAA Data Governance group, the BTAA Security Working Group, the HE-CPO Group; and serves on IU’s Policy Advisory Council, University Assurance Council, GDPR Working Group, and the university’s Records Management Working Group.

Chambers has more than 30 years of experience in higher education. Prior to taking on the role of Chief Data Officer, she served as director in enterprise software administration (UITS) from 2005 until late 2014, with responsibilities for developing, managing, directing and implementing academic and administrative systems such as IU’s Oracle/PeopleSoft Student Information System, IU’s Sakai Learning Management system, IU’s Library systems, IU's Oracle/PeopleSoft Human Resource Management System, Timekeeping, HR Electronic Document system and subsequently the CRM Lifetime Engagement and Web Technical Services offerings.

Her previous responsibilities required compliance with information technology policies, data management policies and standards, as well as related student, employee, and HIPAA policies as they related to technical environments and systems. She is also a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

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