Josette Riep, Director of IT at University of Cincinnati, together with Taylor Gorning, Managing Director at AHEAD, discuss the impact of COVID-19 pandemic to the University of Cincinnati and how the university used data to respond to the changing landscape of student’s learning experience and safety. Josette emphasized integrating and leveraging data to develop a robust contact tracing system and mechanism to communicate and gather information from the university community. Data can be leveraged to achieve better outcomes.