The California State University (CSU) has tapped Ed Clark, Ed.D., to serve as the university’s chief information officer (CIO).

Currently, Clark serves as the vice president for innovation and technology services, CIO, and chief digital officer at the University of St. Thomas – the largest private college in Minnesota.

“Dr. Clark brings a deep understanding of the ways in which technology can improve teaching, learning, and research and lead to greater achievement for students,” said Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer Steve Relyea. “His leadership will be invaluable to the CSU as we continue to explore new and innovative solutions for our students and employees across California.”

Prior to his time at St. Thomas, Clark also served as CIO at both Minnesota State, Mankato, and at the University of Minnesota’s College of Liberal Arts.

“In these positions, Dr. Clark was responsible for all aspects of technology, from teaching and learning technologies to research support, infrastructure, and administrative computing services, and has led many strategic initiatives for these institutions,” according to the press release.

Clark holds a doctor of education from Minnesota State University, Mankato; a master of science in technology management from the University of Minnesota; and a bachelor of arts in English from Florida State University.

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