William Morse


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A computer leader for nearly 25 years, I am currently Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Pomona College, a private, highly selective liberal arts college of 1650 students located in Claremont, California. I lead a team that provides, among other things, all server, support, network, development, educational technology and Internet-related aspects of college technology. My other duties include future planning and budget management for the entire technology infrastructure including email, computing services, database access, Workday's ERP, client/server technology, learning technologies, cloud computing, high performance computing and web development.

Prior to joining Pomona, I was Associate Vice President and CIO for six years at the University of Puget Sound. In 2014, the university completed a multimillion-dollar project to replace Puget Sound's obsolete ERP infrastructure with Oracle PeopleSoft. This project was on-time and on-budget.

In addition, I was the Chief Information Officer and Director of Information Technology Services for Oglethorpe University, another private, highly selective liberal arts college located in Atlanta, Georgia. During my time there, I led a team that completely rebuilt their technological infrastructure from top to bottom.

Finally, I also served as the Chief Information Officer for the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University in Atlanta Georgia, a post I held for over nine years. Other roles I served in while at Emory were Director of Computing for the School of Law and CIO of the School of Nursing.

In addition to my IT leadership roles, I also taught Management in Information Systems (MIS) at Emory for 10 years as part of the ground-breaking bioinformatics program at the Rollins School of Public Health, one of the first programs of its type in the country.

I earned both my BA and JD at Emory as well.

I absolutely love what I do and am grateful to be at a college whose mission is rooted in teaching.