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Dr. John Lympany New Chief Information Officer

Dr. John Lympany has joined Berea College as its first Chief Information Officer. He began his new duties October 18.

Dr. John Lympany

As CIO, Lympany’s responsibilities include management and oversight of Berea’s Information Systems and Services Department (IS&S) and providing leadership to the College in determining how best to employ technology for serving Berea’s increasingly complex academic, administrative and communications needs.

Most recently, Lympany served as Executive Director for Information Technology at St. Bonaventure University. He was formerly the Associate V.P. for Information Technology at Spalding University in Louisville, Ky., and held several positions in information technology during his 11 years at the University of North Carolina (U.N.C.) at Wilmington.

His educational background includes a B.S. in Accounting with an emphasis in Management Information Systems from Pennsylvania State University, a M.Ed. From U.N.C., Wilmington, in educational administration, and a Ed.D. from Spalding University in Educational Leadership with a research emphasis in Instructional Technology.

The new CIO position replaces the position of director of Information Systems and Services, formerly held by Martin Ramsay, who left the College in April. Ramsay is currently Chief Instructional Technologist for the Appalachian College Association, based in Berea.

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