Campus News

Mitchel Davis Appointed Chief Information Officer

Story posted June 10, 2003

Mitchel Davis of San Carlos, Calif., chief technical officer at Quest Scholars in Stanford, Calif., has been named chief information officer at Bowdoin College. Bowdoin President Barry Mills announced the appointment today.

"The Chief Information Officer position is a new one at Bowdoin, created because of the strong and vital role technology plays in our academic program," Mills said. "Mitch Davis is superbly qualified to lead Bowdoin in achieving a clear information technology mission and vision. With his expertise, energy, and creativity, Mitch will be instrumental in making Bowdoin one of the most technically advanced liberal arts colleges in the country."

Davis will assume the key leadership role in the collaborative analysis and redesign of the College's technology strategy and resource allocation in support of learning and teaching, faculty research, and institutional management. Reporting to the President and overseeing a staff of approximately 45, he will be responsible for coordinating technology for all academic and administrative departments.

Davis will help guide the use of technology for teaching and research at Bowdoin, lead the development of a comprehensive IT budget including capital needs, oversee the development of a Web strategy, and evaluate the College's databases and systems and supervise their redesign and implementation as needed.

Davis will commence his position July 1, 2003.

At Quest Scholars, a leadership and science education program for talented, low-income youth, Davis oversaw technology development and implementation, and developed business alliances to fund, enhance and promote Quest's academic mission.

During five years at Stanford University Davis served as an executive director and director of Information Technology Systems and Services and CIO/Associate Dean of the Law School. He was responsible for creating new academic IT solutions and developing collaborative opportunities for working with other educational institutions and business partners.

As IT director and assistant dean at the University of Oregon School of Law, he oversaw IT strategic planning, organization development, and fundraising, and created the first laptop requirement.

As vice president of Tensa Consulting, he provided IT consulting, planning, networking, programming and server solutions to a wide range of businesses and educational institutions including IBM, Porsche Cars of North America, the Nevada Supreme Court, the University of Nevada, and Nevada State Medical Association.

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