David Weil is the Chief Information Officer at Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York where he leads a team of IT professionals and students to provide comprehensive IT services and strategic leadership for the campus community. David serves on the President’s Cabinet.
David is passionate in thinking about leadership and has worked closely with EDUCAUSE to help develop and teach in-person and on-line leadership development programs, including the inaugural EDUCAUSE Executive Leaders Academy and the Senior Directors in-person and on-line institutes.
David contributes regularly to conversations about leadership, the role of IT in higher education, digital transformation (Dx), and ways IT can serve as a catalyst for advancing the mission of our institutions. He has served on numerous taskforces, panels and committees, including the Taskforce on Digital Transformation (Dx), the Expert Panel on IT/IR Collaboration, the Enterprise IT Working Group, the IT Issues Panel, the EDUCAUSE National Program Committee, and others.
David is an accomplished conference presenter, institute faculty member, and contributor to publications on topics related to leadership and IT in higher education.
A complete list of David’s professional work can be found at https://www.ithaca.edu/staff/dweil/professional-activities
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