March 26, 2001
Harris named CIO of Emory
By Jan Gleason
Donald Harris has been appointed the chief information officer (CIO) and vice provost for information technology.
Harris received bachelor and master degrees from Biola University in
California and a Ph.D. from Claremont Graduate University in California.
His work at Claremont focused on the use of computer-based financial models
and decision support systems.
During his 20-year career in higher education, he has served in the information
technology divisions of Pepperdine University, the University of Maryland
and the University of Memphis.
He also was on the faculty of Messiah College, teaching courses in information
systems. Prior to coming to Emory, he was the associate vice president
for information systems at the University of Memphis.
In his position as Emory CIO, Harris is responsible for managing and
developing the universitys central IT resources. In this role he
works with the president and the provost, the ITs operational leadership
team and staff in creating and implementing the universitys IT strategic