Associate Vice President,
Chief Technology Officer
With more than 25 years of experience leading all aspects of information technology, Matangi comes to Golisano Institute from a previous post as Managing Director, Technology Performance Office at Emergent Holdings in Lansing, Michigan. She’s spent her career building teams of enterprise architects, analysts, developers, and for billion-dollar organizations. Matangi says was drawn to Golisano Institute because of the school’s unwavering commitment to providing students with hands-on experience and real-world exposure. In her role here, Matangi finds inspiration in helping remove technological obstacles for students, faculty, and staff. It’s her way of contributing to one of the school’s values that speaks to her most: “empowering.” That’s because “Empowering individuals gives them a sense of autonomy and self-confidence, creating critical thinkers and problem solvers who are not afraid to take risks and make decisions,” she says. Outside of work, Matangi likes to read, play tennis, meet new people, and spend time with friends. One of her favorite spots in the region is Letchworth State Park, where she loves to go hiking.
What was your first ever job?
Building software for the Indian railways
Who was your favorite teacher and why?
My dad, who made my sisters and I believe that we could do anything we set our sights on and instilled the love of math and the importance of social service.
Favorite inspirational quote:
“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” – Mahatma Gandhi
What is the best career advice you’ve ever received?
Always strive to leave what you found better, stronger, and self-sustaining.
Three fun facts
- I love zip lining and adventurous holidays.
- I’ve Traveled to six of the seven continents and hope to visit them all one day soon!
- I don’t know how to swim but like to go white water rafting.