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New VP for Information Technology/CTO - Brian Young

August 7, 2013

Dear Campus Community,

Brian YoungI am very pleased to announce that, with the unanimous support of the Board of Trustees Executive Committee, I have appointed Brian Young as Colorado College's new vice president for information technology/chief technology officer effective October 1, 2013. Brian is currently vice president/chief information officer at Creighton University, where he oversees educational technology, campus information literacy, data and system security, communications, and online course development. He also oversees technology/ infrastructure/ telecommunications for academic and non-academic units. Brian manages the technology that supports multiple locations in Nebraska, as well as locations in the Dominican Republic and Phoenix.

In 2009 Brian was recognized by InfoWorld magazine as one of the top 25 chief information officers in the country. He is the only CTO from a higher education institution to receive this recognition.

At Creighton, Brian manages a staff of 130 employees. His key projects there include the installation of Banner; launch of a new learning management system, implementation of a data warehouse solution; creation of one of the best wireless networks in the country; and development of online programs that increased revenues and enrollment. He has worked with higher education technologies including lecture capture, learning management systems, ERP applications, and testing applications. Brian also is experienced in emerging technologies such as virtual caves, simulation environments, and mobile device use within the classroom. He has extensive experience with enrollment management systems and data analytics for decision-making.

Prior to his role at Creighton, Brian was vice president for information technology and chief information officer at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, and director of educational technology initiatives/strategy officer at the University of Dayton. He is an adjunct professor/lecturer in the College of Business Administration and the College of Arts and Sciences at Creighton, and was an adjunct professor/lecturer in education, sociology, political science and computer science at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, as well as an adjunct professor in political science at the University of Dayton.

Brian holds a bachelor's degree from Franklin and Marshall College and a master's degree in public administration, with additional studies in cyber-law, from the University of Dayton. He has published extensively in information technology and holds several technology patents for applications.

I want to thank Dave Armstrong for serving as interim vice president for Information Management/Information Technology Services. Dave's strong leadership, dedication to CC and great sense of humor have been key to supporting the ITS division as well as the Cabinet. I also thank the entire ITS division for their hard work and dedication.

The chief technology officer search committee was instrumental in this hiring process. I thank them for their wisdom and the care they exercised throughout this process. The committee members were: Ryan Banagale '00, assistant professor of music; Trevor Barron '15, student and President's Council member; Molly Bodnar, assistant vice president for advancement; Emily Chan, associate professor of psychology; Christin Deville, help desk analyst; Re Evitt, associate dean of the college and associate professor of English; Greg Piesco-Putnam '05, information technology entrepreneur; Manuel Rendon '93, database administrator; Brian Thomson '85, trustee; Karen To, director of web communications and new media; Barbara Wilson, director of human resources; Jermyn Davis, president's chief of staff; and myself.

I am confident that Brian's broad technology knowledge and experience, ambition, energy, and innovative spirit are an excellent fit for us. He will lead us with IT strategies and solutions that support our strategic planning goals and help us do even greater work at CC. When Brian arrives, I will host a reception for you to meet him. Please join me in welcoming Brian to the Colorado College community.

With warm regards,

posted 8/7/2013