Rae Clemmons


Raechelle (Rae) Clemmons is Vice President of Industry Relations and Corporate Strategy for The Tambellini Group. In this role, Clemmons works with higher education-focused software providers, emerging technology companies, consulting firms, and investors to help them better comprehend the higher education landscape and the unique technology aspirations, needs, and constraints of colleges and universities. She also contributes to Tambellini’s research and advisory content in her areas of expertise, including the advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion in technology organizations.

Clemmons has over 25 years of leadership experience in information technology, product marketing, communications, business development, and sales across a number of industries, including higher education and technology start-ups. Over the last 10 years, she has 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 has 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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