Devon Taylor ’21, Ed.D., who has most recently served as Shenandoah University’s associate provost for academic technology, will lead the university’s new Information Technology Department in the newly created role of associate vice president and chief information officer (CIO). Dr. Taylor begins his new role on Monday, July 31.
Taylor has been at Shenandoah for 11 years and previously served as deputy director of software services for Institutional Computing (IC) before being promoted to associate provost for academic technology. The latter role included management of Academic Computing Technology (ACT).
ACT and IC will combine to form Shenandoah’s new Information Technology (IT) Department. The integration of ACT and IC – which also goes into effect July 31 – will increase cross-functionality and collaborative efforts between the two departments and will streamline processes to better serve the university community.
In today’s fast-paced, tech-driven world, the role of IT in higher education has never been more critical. IT is more than just infrastructure – it’s a catalyst for growth and an integral component supporting our academic mission. As the newly appointed CIO, I look forward to promoting the use of technology to enhance our teaching methodologies, enrich the student’s learning experience, and streamline administrative processes. I am honored to lead Shenandoah University’s IT Department in this transformative era.”
Devon Taylor ’21, Ed.D.