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Raechelle (Rae) Clemmons is a senior manager for partner business development at Amazon Web Services (AWS). She has over 25 years of leadership experience in information technology, product management, marketing communications, business development, and sales across a number of industries, including higher education and technology start-ups. Prior to joining AWS, she served as CIO at Texas Woman’s University, Davidson College, St. Norbert College, and Menlo College.
Clemmons is a 2009 Frye Leadership Institute Fellow, holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Cal State East Bay, and is ITIL and Scrum certified. She is currently on the EDUCAUSE Corporate Advisory Council and previously served on the EDUCAUSE Board of Directors and numerous advisory boards, including for the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) and the Center for Higher Education Chief Information Officer Studies (CHECS), as well as on the EDUCAUSE Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force.
Clemmons is an enthusiastic writer and speaker on a wide variety of topics related to technology in higher education and has been recognized numerous times as one of the “most social CIOs” on Twitter, where she can be found at @rclemmons.
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