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Edmund Clark named CIO, technology VP

Edmund Clark, chief information officer for the University of Minnesota’s College of Liberal Arts, has been named vice president for technology and chief information officer at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

2011-05-13
Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release [5-12-11]

Edmund Clark, chief information officer for the University of Minnesota’s College of Liberal Arts, has been named vice president for technology and chief information officer at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

The announcement was made today by Minnesota State Mankato President Richard Davenport. Clark’s appointment is effective July 1.

“I’m pleased that Ed Clark will be joining us at Minnesota State Mankato,” Davenport said. “He is one of the state’s most forward-looking higher education IT leaders, and has led development of technology innovations in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota for many years. He will provide the same visionary leadership at Minnesota State Mankato.”

Davenport had high praise for the work of information technology services interim vice president Mark Johnson.

“Mark has provided outstanding leadership since he returned as interim vice president in 2010, and in the years before that when he held the permanent position,” Davenport said. “Under his leadership, Minnesota State Mankato was at the forefront of technology innovation. We wish Mark well in his new endeavors as a consultant for business and industry.”

Clark has served as the University of Minnesota College of Liberal Arts chief information officer since 2001, integrating new technology and implementing new strategies and services for the college’s 16,000 students and 2,000 faculty and staff members.

From 1997 to 2001 he served as the college’s director of information technology, and before that was a U of M IT supervisor and support staff member for three years.

He has served on numerous University of Minnesota IT security, audit and budget committees, and co-chaired the CIC/Big 10 liberal arts and sciences IT dean’s and directors’ panel.
Clark earned a master of science degree in management (technology emphasis) from the U of M’s Carlson School of Management and College of Science & Engineering.

Minnesota State Mankato’s Information and Technology Services Division has a staff of 50 and an annual budget of $9.3 million. The division provides the campus with classroom and office technology, application development, web services and telecommunications.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,393 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 32 state institutions.

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