As Chief Information Officer (CIO), Carolyn sets the strategic vision and direction of IT at Des Moines University. She provides leadership for planning, development, implementation, and support of academic technology, data communications, administrative and financial systems, and IT security systems. A graduate of Kenyon College, Carolyn earned her BA in Physics. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in the Executive MBA program at the University of Iowa. Carolyn has over 20 years of experience in IT and has spent the better part of her career in higher education. She has assumed many technical and management roles in Information Technology in both corporate in higher education environments, including software development, database management, technical writing, report development, systems analysis, quality assurance, system administration, project management, ERP implementations, and IT management.