portrait of Jean Guezmir

Jean Guezmir

Vice president/chief information officer, St. Catherine University


Facing Covid-19, Jean Guezmir led her team to accelerate St. Catherine University’s technology environment. Her team equipped the faculty with the tools and support to pivot from in-person curriculum at their campus in St. Paul to a fully virtual community in just two weeks.

Guezmir also continues to lead SCU by reinventing physical spaces to enable leading-edge technology to drive student outcomes. She repurposed the SCU ballroom into three state-of-the art classrooms, securing enhanced technology, temporary walls, and furniture that allows for discussion while abiding by social-distancing mandates.