Vice President for Information Technology and CIO
As Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer at Clark University (www.clarku.edu), Pennie is responsible for ensuring that Clark's IT resources are aligned with the strategic priorities of the University, and that IT services are reliable, sustainable, easy to use, and cost efficient.
To accomplish this task, she
works with Clark's faculty, administration, staff and trustees to provide leadership, direction, and overall coordination of all aspects of information technology.
This includes administrative and academic information systems, academic and instructional support, high performance computing, media services, technology-enhanced classrooms, videoconferencing and web streaming, web applications development, computing labs, help desk services, networks, systems, and IT/data security policies.
also coordinates University requests for the procurement of IT resources, and is responsible for the management of vendor and partner relationships.
Prior to joining Clark, Pennie spent 15 years at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) as the Director of Academic Technology and Distance Learning where she was responsible for the design and implementation of a wide variety of technology solutions aimed at improving, extending or enhancing the educational goals of the University.
She was employed at Texas Instruments as systems developer and at IBM as a marketing sales assistant.
is actively involved in the higher education community.
She has served on the NERCOMP program committee since 2000, chairing NERCOMP's Annual Conference in 2007.
She has also served on the NERCOMP Board of Trustees since 2005.
has been invited to present at numerous conferences/workshops including NERCOMP, EDUCAUSE, NLII
, Blackboard User Conference
, and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education
has also been asked to consult on a variety of technology-mediated learning topics and has received over $1 million in external grants, contracts and gifts to support her
work in these areas.
Pennie received her BS in marketing at Worcester State College and her MBA with a concentration in information systems from Worcester Polytechnic Insitute.