Saira Cooper started working at Rice University in November of 2010 and serves as the Director of Digital Learning, IT and Operations, a position she has held since July of 2018. She has held three management positions in two different schools at Rice University. Prior to working at Rice, Saira was managing the Instructional Technology Resources Center at West Virginia University. Throughout her 19-year tenure in Higher Education, Saira has built a reputation for identifying technological needs and resolving issues related to technology use, deployment methodologies and integration strategies. She values collaborative partnerships and her vision and ability to nurture relationships lead to long-term solutions and success. She holds a M.A. in Educational Technology and Instructional Design from West Virginia University and a B.S. in Computer Science and Mathematics from Davis & Elkins College in Elkins, WV.