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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 university’s central IT resources. In this role he works with the president and the provost, the IT’s operational leadership team and staff in creating and implementing the university’s IT strategic plan.


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