Amanda McGowan

Director of PMO and IT Governance

Amanda McGowan
Amanda McGowan




Schulz 1050A

Amanda McGowan is the Director of the Project Management Office and IT Governance in Sonoma State University’s Information Technology department. In her current position, Amanda supports the IT team in ongoing development of project management strategies and provides guidance to the Project Coordinators at SSU. She also provides support to leadership to help advance SSU’s strategic goals and objectives.

McGowan has over 20 years of experience in higher education, including the UC, Community College, and CSU systems. She has experience implementing ERP systems and systems integrations, with a focus on the areas of Advising and Student Success. She recently completed the Executive Program in Strategy and Organization from Stanford Graduate School of Business.

McGowan is an alumni of UC Santa Cruz, having earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology where she was a member of the Psi Chi Psychology Honors Society. In her free time, she enjoys hiking and baking.