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College Bolsters Information Technology Efforts, Hires CIO

Raechelle Clemmons
Raechelle Clemmons

Raechelle Clemmons, vice president and chief information officer at St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin, will become Davidson College's chief information officer (CIO) effective Feb. 29.

As CIO, Clemmons will advance the college's mission by fostering innovation and excellence in teaching and learning, and all that supports it. She will oversee the information technology (I.T.) infrastructure of the campus and work with the staff to contribute to an outstanding liberal arts experience. She will report to Wendy Raymond, vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty, and will sit on the President's Executive Staff.

"Raechelle is a proven, visionary leader who understands how technology can transform liberal arts education in today's interconnected world," Raymond said. "Davidson is a leader in educational technology through its faculty's use and creation of technology in undergraduate teaching and research, its digital learning research and design initiative, a burgeoning digital studies program and its partnership with edX. Rae will be instrumental in leveraging technology to enhance and expand the distinct Davidson College experience."

Clemmons has been CIO at St. Norbert for four years, developing and implementing a comprehensive, vibrant strategic I.T. plan and serving as a leader in St. Norbert's overall strategic planning. Before she joined St. Norbert, she served as CIO at Menlo College in Atherton, California.

"I am honored to join Davidson College, a truly exceptional and innovative institution," Clemmons said. "I look forward to partnering with students, faculty and staff to integrate technology into a 21st century liberal arts education."

Clemmons earned a bachelor's degree in political science with an option in public affairs and administration from Cal State East Bay. She is active on Twitter (@RClemmons) and blogs at: http://rclemmons.wordpress.com.

Clemmons' wife, Dana, is an applications consultant for an insurance company. They have four children: Noah and Will, 10, and seven-year-old twins, Riley and Ben. They will be joined by dogs Sam and Obi.