California State University system names Ed Clark as new CIO

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The California State University system this week named Ed Clark as its new chief information officer.

Clark, who is currently CIO and Chief Digital Officer at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota, will be responsible for providing IT services for all CSU campuses. While each university in the CSU system has its own CIO, some share enterprise platforms, including a financial system.

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“Dr. Clark brings a deep understanding of how technology can enhance teaching, learning and research and lead to greater student success,” said the Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer of the California State University, Steve Relyea, in a press release.

Clark’s appointment fills a vacancy left by the system’s former CIO, Michael Berman, who resigned last spring to work as a higher education consultant and pursue a career as a singer and songwriter. (Before Berman left, he and system CISO Ed Hudson visited all 23 California State University campuses.)

Clark also spent four years as CIO at Minnesota State University, Mankato, a campus south of Minneapolis that has 15,000 students. Prior to that, he spent 14 years at the University of Minnesota’s College of Liberal Arts, where he was CIO.

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