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EDUCAUSE welcomes new board member

TWU’s chief information officer Raechelle Clemmons has been added to the Board of Directors of EDUCAUSE. Clemmons starts her four-year term this month.

EDUCAUSE is a non-profit association that is dedicated to improving higher education through the use of information technology, also known as IT.. Board members for this organization are in charge of providing direction and strategies that ensure the fiscal future of EDUCAUSE, while also stimulating relationships and connections with the association’s members.

“I am really excited about becoming an EDUCAUSE board member,” Clemmons said. “It’s a tremendous honor to be elected to the board by my peers around the country and across the globe, and a privilege to be able to serve the higher education IT community in this capacity.”

Clemmons has a 25-year-long professional career that covers different kinds of businesses and industries such as sales, communication and technology. She was vice president of two industries before moving on to higher education, and this position is the fourth senior IT leadership role she has held.

Clemmons has been an active participant in the EDUCAUSE community for many years through her involvement in numerous task forces, working groups, issue panels and advisory boards.  She has many goals she would like to achieve while on the board.

“Generally speaking, I would just like to help EDUCAUSE continue to elevate its relevance and service to the higher ed IT community as both our profession and industry continue to evolve,” Clemmons said. “More specifically, I’m deeply passionate about diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), and bringing more women and people of color into the technology profession.”

Clemmons began working at TWU as associate president for technology in August 2018. Before that, she worked at Davidson College in North Carolina, St. Norbert College in Wisconsin and Menlo College in California as chief information officer.

“I love my work and would love to see more women joining the ranks of IT professionals and IT leaders,” Clemmons said. “I also love working in higher education because of the connection to students and am always happy to meet with students or student groups wanting to talk tech, women in tech, women in leadership, or pretty much any other subject.”

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