Public Sector



From K-12 through all tiers of higher education, educational institutions are seeking more effective ways to engage students and faculty to enhance the campus and constituent experience.

WWT has worked with campus communities, school districts and libraries across the U.S. to provide technology solutions, and we have proven success in helping our education customers achieve their goals. We recognize the challenges these entities are facing to support the technology needs of students, teachers and administrative staff, especially as resources are limited or stretched thin. 

Our goal is to help educational institutions identify, assess and select the right technology to develop innovative digital solutions and services that align with their priorities and represent the best fit to meet the needs of the institution while ensuring student and faculty success.

From strengthening academic networks and delivering quality personalized experiences, to expanding access to university resources regardless of location, WWT fully supports your ever-evolving approach to learning, all while maintaining the highest levels of security and compliance.

Our deep bench of education technology experts, combined with our best-of-breed solution partnerships, provide educators and institutions with solutions ranging from secure and collaborative remote learning to human capital innovation using enormous volumes of contextually rich data to achieve greater student outcomes.

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K-12 Community

The WWT K-12 community is where K-12 customers can meet to discuss and collaborate on common issues. Share best practices. And learn about solutions that can help them overcome some of their daunting challenges.
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Higher Education

Higher Education includes all learning institutions beyond K-12: universities, colleges, community colleges and professional organizations. This WWT community is dedicated to sharing trends and developments in higher education that impact and are impacted by technology. All WWT employees and education professionals are welcome! Connect with WWT experts to ask questions, request a briefing or share ideas.

How we help

Security Transformation

Safeguard student and institutional data on-campus and online


Digital & Business Transformation

Enhance the student and campus experience by leveraging IoT, business analytics, AI & ML and more


Flex Campus

Deploy a hybrid learning environment that will optimize resources, conserve costs and drive student success


Multicloud Architecture

Highly productive and secure cloud data management that can be readily accessed and fully trusted by students and faculty alike


Investing in our people and communities

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Our people and our culture are the heart of WWT. We support an inclusive and diverse workplace that is a Great Place to Work For All. We also prioritize finding ways to give back to the communities where we live, work and play, as well as organizations that align with our Core Values.

Our commitment to giving back to the communities we serve is critical to empowering our people, who empower our business. We believe making a positive social impact requires investing in a person's education, health, and ability to thrive in the future.

Learn more about stimulus funding opportunities

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Advancing Public Sector Initiatives Through Stimulus Funds

Since the onset of the pandemic in March 2020, the federal government has passed three significant pieces of legislation to help agencies, institutions, and organizations navigate the unprecedented challenges they encountered, continue to face today, and prepare for a new normal moving forward. Learn more about each of these legislative acts and how they could advance your public sector initiatives.

Since the onset of the pandemic in March 2020, the federal government has passed three significant pieces of legislation to help educational institutions and organizations advance their initiatives.

Our work

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Data Center Networking

University Evaluates Cisco ACI for New Research Network Established Across Multiple Universities to Facilitate Cutting-Edge Analytics and Collaboration

WWT proof of concept shows ACI capabilities to handle increased network load across multiple universities.
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Cloud Migration

University of Phoenix Realizes Benefits of DevOps

By migrating applications around DevOps paradigms, the University of Phoenix has streamlined IT operations and is now deploying services faster than ever.
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Hybrid Work

Growing State University Evolves Student-Teacher Collaboration with Unified Strategy

WWT tested competing calling and meeting platforms to enable this university to standardize their technology and deliver a seamless experience. WWT's training of faculty and IT staff improve both the staff and student experience, opening up personalized, virtual connections and ensuring they could derive maximum value.
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Wi-Fi Networking

Influx of Connected Devices on Midwest Campus Requires New Approach to Wireless

Tech briefings lead to a multi-phase network upgrade of more than 2,000 access points across campus.

Our people

Ready to deliver mission-based outcomes

Collaborating with WWT means working with senior-level staff who offer a compelling blend of government and high-tech expertise from the public and private sectors. Our team provides the skills and leadership necessary to identify the right technology solutions and ensure seamless implementation and management across the agency.

Shawn Rodriguez
Vice President, State & Local Government and Education

Shawn leads the development and execution of all go-to-market strategies and activities including field sales hiring and enablement, integrated field marketing, contract capture, vertical business development, partner and solution execution, and overall growth.

Prior to joining WWT, Shawn served in similar leadership capacities at Forescout Technologies and Splunk. He started his sales career in various sales and leadership positions, all state & local government and education focused.

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David L. Stevens
Chief Strategic Advisor, State & Local Government and Education

David is a trusted SLED industry leader with extensive judiciary and legislative experience and particular expertise with topics including the alignment of business and technology strategy, cybersecurity, managed services, smart cities, and digital transformation.

Prior to joining WWT, David served in a variety of public and private leadership positions, including prominent roles as the President of GMI (nVision); Executive Vice President of Valor Global; and the Chief Information Officer for Maricopa County, AZ, the fourth largest and fastest growing County in the Nation.

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Michael Sink
Chief Technology Advisor (CTA) - Higher Education

Michael Sink serves as Chief Technology Advisor of higher education at World Wide Technology (WWT). In this role, he has the pleasure of engaging with clients on strategy, innovation, and transformation to develop and deliver solutions that are tailor-made for higher education institutions.

Prior to joining WWT in January 2022, he most recently served as the Associate Vice President and Deputy CIO at the University of Central Florida (UCF), where he helped establish a vision for technology services to accelerate the transformation of UCF IT. Before his time at UCF, he also served as Assistant Vice President of Infrastructure and Operations at the University of South Florida (USF).

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Janet McIllece
Senior Strategic Advisor, Digital Strategy

Janet is responsible for helping clients connect the dots between digital strategy, business architecture, strategic priorities, processes and operations. 

Janet's expertise spans almost 25 years in consulting, enterprise business analysis, custom software development and process design. Her focus is in higher education within WWT's State, Local and Education work within Public Sector, and she's also worked in a variety of industries including telecommunications, health care, nuclear power, oil and gas, US government and military, food and beverage, and film studios.

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Juan Rodriguez

National Strategic Advisor, K-12 Educations & E-Rate

Juan is responsible for supporting the development and execution of all go-to-market strategies and activities — in collaboration with a talented group of experienced, diverse leaders — including marketing, contract capture, vertical business development, partner and solution execution and overall growth.

Prior to joining WWT, Juan served as a manager at one of the nation's largest school districts with leadership roles in technology, contracts and the E-rate program. He also held leadership roles at national solution providers, helping deliver a variety of solutions to SLED customers.

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Visit WWT virtually

If you are interested in learning more, you have options.

Visit our global headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri, tour our state-of-the-art Advanced Technology Center (ATC), visit our Innovation Center in Washington, D.C. or get to know us better on our digital platform.

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Get to Know the WWT Digital Platform

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Unified Communications

A Guide to Hybrid and Blended Learning in Higher Education

Hybrid and blended learning are gaining traction among higher education institutions as they seek ways to keep students learning safely. This article discusses what you need to know about these models and provides tips for getting started.
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Unified Communications

Cisco Webex Education Connector and Canvas LMS for the Virtual Classroom

Cisco Webex Education Connector can seamlessly integrate with Canvas LMS for improved virtual learning experiences before, during and after class.
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STEM Educators "Blown Away" by WWT's Culture and ATC

WWT welcomed 30 STEM educators from local school districts in St. Louis for a presentation and tour in conjunction with STEMpact.
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WWT and Intel "Stand Up Education" in Post-Maria Puerto Rico

WWT and Intel's hurricane relief continues in Puerto Rico.

With WWT's growing team of dedicated state and local education technical consultants and customer advocates, we're building trusted and lasting partnerships with educational institutions of all sizes and scale. Through collaboration and teamwork, we're helping solve real-world challenges and meet real-world opportunities across the educational landscape.

Shawn Rodriguez, Vice President, State & Local Government and Education, World Wide Technology