Facing financial pressure during the great recession and the need to cut budgets, Cornell focused on reducing application support to achieve savings in the IT area.
BiographyDavid Koehler has held positions in administrative computing in Higher Education for over thirty years. He has worked as a Systems Analyst, Project Leader, and Assistant Director before moving to a Director position at Cornell University in 1989. His breadth of experience was increased by being a Director at Stanford University and Princeton University. He returned to Cornell University in 2002 as the Director of Information Systems with responsibility for over one hundred IT professionals. This experience has allowed him to acquire skills in leadership and management, strategic planning, budget development, project management, portfolio management, ERP implementations, organizational transformation, and technology assessment. He has been trained in Quality Improvement, Facilitation, and Leadership Fundamentals. He continues to develop his skills on â€œLeading IT professionalsâ€. He has a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, a Master of Engineering, and a Master of Business Administration from Cornell University. He has been actively involved in national higher education organizations including being founder and five years as chair of the Java in Administration Special Interest Group (JA-SIG) Board of Directors, as chair of the CAUSE national conference, and as a member of the EduCause Advisory Group on Administrative Information Systems and Services (AGAISS). Recently he helped to form the Kuali Foundation for the development of Community Source applications in Higher Education. He served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Kuali Financial System and Kuali Coeus Research Administration System. He believes in the benefits of collaboration within the Higher Education community.
Advisory Group on Enterprise Information Systems and Service
CAUSE93 Program Committee
CAUSE92 Program Committee