Calvin Williams


Calvin Williams is the Vice President and CIO of the Division of Information Resources and Technologies at Saint Xavier University in Chicago. In this position, he provides leadership and management to the IT organization and leads the institution’s strategic and financial planning for technology. The division is responsible for all aspects of information technology including instructional technology, help desk, desktop support, networking, data center, web support, and administrative/enterprise applications. The division is managed by five directors including library services, data networks and infrastructure, administrative computing, media services and desktop support. The CIO is responsible for the implementation of IT initiatives and the delivery of IT services working collaboratively with faculty, students and staff to identify technology needs and priorities. The CIO is responsible for producing a multi-year strategic plan and multi-year financial plan for technology and is expected to be a close collaborator with the University Vice President for Academic Affairs to advance the universities emerging vision of online learning as an important element of teaching and learning. Prior to taking this position, Calvin served as the Associate Vice President of Instructional Technology at Monmouth University. As such, he provided managerial leadership and planning for the delivery of instructional technology services in support of faculty, students and academic staff. Before joining Monmouth University, Calvin was the Director of the Teaching, Learning and Technology Center at Seton Hall University, responsible for management of the Instructional Design staff who assisted faculty with teaching and learning initiatives and the incorporation of technology. Prior to joining Seton Hall, Calvin worked for the University of Wisconsin (Madison) Division of Information Technology where he was the Assistant Director of the Learning Technology and Distance Education group after working as the Assistant Director of the Center for Teaching, Learning, & Technology at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. A graduate of Rutgers University, he holds an M.L.S. in Library Information Studies from the School of Communication, Information and Library Studies, Rutgers University, and a B.A. in Communications/Public Relations from Rutgers College.

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