"The Chief Information Officer (CIO) Position as a Career Path" Panel Discussion

August 16, 2012
The Chief Information Officer (CIO) position is an exciting career path that students may wish to consider when selecting their course of study. The CIO of an organization is normally responsible for the information technology that supports an enterprise. A CIO oversees the computing systems/information technology that supports the goals of an organization.

To learn more about this field, join us for a special panel discussion on September 27, 2012 that features four alumni of the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill who have had, or are still having, exceptional careers as CIOs of their organizations. They include:

Jay DominickJames (Jay) Dominick (Ph.D. '05) is the new vice president for information technology and chief information officer at Princeton University. Dominick has served as vice chancellor for information technology and CIO at UNC-Charlotte since 2008. For 12 years previously, he was the first CIO at Wake Forest University, after holding increased levels of responsibility since joining the institution in 1991. He also worked at the Research Triangle Institute in Research Triangle Park, N.C., and served as an officer in the U.S. Air Force. During his career, Dominick has taught courses in IT and telecommunications. (Via Skype)


Charlotte PatriquinCharlotte Slocum Patriquin (MSLS '83) joined the Mount Holyoke community in 2008 as chief information officer and executive director of Library, Information & Technology Services, responsible for the integrated library and technology organization. This award-winning teaching and learning group includes the Library, academic and administrative computing, technical support, Web services, physical and virtual spaces to support learning, teaching, research and the infrastructure needed to sustain them. Charlotte came to Mount Holyoke with 26 years of experience in the academic information and technology fields, including directing the Beloit College library and later serving as first director of their merged library and technology division. Prior to that, Charlotte held a variety of library positions at DePaul University, St. Lawrence University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Clark University. She holds a B.A. degree from Grinnell College and a M.L.S. from SILS at UNC at Chapel Hill.

Susan PerrySusan L. Perry (MSLS '66) retired in 2010 as senior adviser to the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, working to help Mellon-supported liberal arts colleges with issues regarding teaching and learning with technology. She now works as an independent consultant. Previously she was director of Library, Information, and Technology Services at Mount Holyoke College. She also held leadership positions in libraries and computing at Stanford University and The Evergreen State College. Her information management experience covers libraries, academic computing, administrative computing and media services. Perry was one of the Deans of the Frye Leadership Institute. She served as Interim President of CLIR in 2006. She served on the Board of EDUCAUSE, the Steering Committee for the Coalition for Networked Information, The Board of the Seminars in Academic Computing and the Board of New Media Consortium. She has a BA from Wake Forest University and a MSLS from the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Dr. Meredith WeissMeredith Weiss (Ph.D. '10) is the associate dean for Administration, Finance and Information Technology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law. In this position, Meredith oversees the School's Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, Faculty Support, Reception and Facilities Departments as well as works with the dean on the development and execution of strategic policies, budgets and priorities in line with the School's mission and goals. She serves on numerous University committees and consults with University departments on campus-wide initiatives. She received her Ph.D. from SILS at UNC at Chapel Hill in 2010.

The panel will be moderated by Dr. Gary Marchionini, dean and Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor of the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

The event will take place at 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. on September 27, 2012 in the Pleasants Family Assembly Room in Wilson Library. It is free and open to the public. Students are encouraged to attend.

Join us for this interesting discussion about the CIO. It may change your life!!