Raechelle Clemmons


Raechelle Clemmons is Chief Information Officer at Davidson College in Davidson, North Carolina. Raechelle joined Davidson in February 2016, after serving as Vice President and CIO for St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin and prior to that, as CIO at Menlo College in Atherton, California. She has 23 years of managerial experience leading people and projects in organizations of all sizes, including twelve years in higher education. Her career path has included leadership positions in IT and marketing, sales and communications. Raechelle is a 2009 Frye Leadership Institute Fellow, holds a bachelor's degree in political science, with an option in public affairs and administration, from Cal State East Bay, and is ITIL v.3 Foundations certified. She is an enthusiastic writer and speaker on a wide variety of topics related to technology in higher education, and has been recognized several times by Huffington Post as one of the "most social CIOs" on Twitter, where she can be found at @rclemmons.

EDUCAUSE Publications

  • Alternative Sourcing Strategies at Menlo College
    • Article

    In 2007, Menlo College set itself on a path to revitalize the institution and return the college to its business school preeminence and roots. With a new president and largely new administrative team in place, by 2009 much of the college had been transformed to support its vision of becoming “Silicon Valley’s Business School.” But, the IT department was still in a state of flux. Raechelle Clemmons was hired to complete this transformation within IT.

EDUCAUSE Presentations


EDUCAUSE ELI Primary Representative

EDUCAUSE Involvement

  • EDUCAUSE Peer Review Working Group
    • Member: 2017
  • ELI Liberal Arts College Advisory Group
    • Member: 2017 - 2018
  • EDUCAUSE Analytics Services Design Panel
    • Member: 2017 - Present
  • IT Issues Panel
    • Member: 2017
  • Hawkins Leadership Roundtable 2016
    • Member: 2016 - Present
  • ELI Advisory Board
    • Member: 2016 - 2019
  • Hawkins Leadership Roundtable Council 2015
    • Member: 2015
  • EDUCAUSE Review Online Reviewers
    • Member: 2011 - 2013
    • Senior Reviewer: 2013 - 2017