Dee Childs


M. Dee Childs serves as the Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer at Texas A&M University. Dee leads TAMU's enterprise IT strategy in alignment with the university's Vision 2020 strategic plan. Prior to joining Texas A&M, Dee served as Associate Provost and CIO at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, where she facilitated Alabama's first 100G Science DMZ, and accelerated the growth of numerous new online degree programs. Serving as Deputy CIO at Louisiana State University, Dee led the acquisition of LSU's supercomputer SuperMike-II and led LSU's Disaster Recovery / Continuity of Operations efforts in the aftermath of hurricane Gustav. Prior to LSU, Ms. Childs held a variety of positions in both private industry and higher education. Initially a software developer, Dee is also experienced as an educator, e-mail administrator, manager of residential technologies, and Director of Technology Services for the School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation at Indiana University. A Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) since 2008, Dee is also the co-author of several trade computing books.

EDUCAUSE Publications

  • iTech RAP
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    There’s neva been an era so replete with invention

  • Students: The Real Angel Investors
    • Briefs, Case Studies, Papers, Reports
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    This ECAR research bulletin explores how Louisiana State University and other colleges and universities have overcome barriers inherent in new technology adoption by including students in relevant conversations and stakeholder processes.

  • Get Connected: An Approach to ResNet Services
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    As happens on many college campuses at the beginning of an academic year, thousands of students move into campus housing on Indiana University's Bloomington and Indianapolis campuses within a three-day period.

EDUCAUSE Presentations