Dr. Ronald J. Langley has over 35 years of experience in higher education technology. He has held CIO positions at California State University Long Beach, University of Alaska, Anchorage and Lincoln University (Missouri). He has recently retired as director of Computing and Telecommunication Services at California State University, Bakersfield. He was the Technical Projects Coordinator with Advanced Networking with Minority Serving Institutions (AN-MSI), a National Science Foundation grant through EDUCAUSE. He currently serves as the Managing Director of the Educational Consulting Foundation (ECF), a non-profit corporation that provides consulting services to educational institutions.
Dr. Langley holds an undergraduate degree in history, master's degrees in theology and psychology and a doctorate in information systems. He has been very active in various technology organizations in higher education. He served on the board of directors of CAUSE for 4 years, and was president in 1980. Dr. Langley was one of the founders of the California Educational Computing Consortium. He server on the Board of Directors from 1973 1983, and was president from 1981 - 1982. He also was been a member of the board of directors of several hardware and software users groups.
Dr. Langley has made presentations at many conferences and forums, and has published several documents in education related publications.
Dr. Langley has been a consultant for a number of colleges and universities, including: University of Puerto Rico, Northeastern Illinois University and Mt. SAC Community College. He also has done consulting for the Soviet Academy of Science, the Russian Academy of Science and the US State Department in Yugoslavia (current Croatia). In his consulting role with AN-MSI and ECF he has worked with over 55 colleges and universities.