McDaniel names Gregory Dumont new Chief Information Officer

January 14, 2014

Gregory L. Dumont will join McDaniel College as its new Chief Information Officer (CIO) effective Jan. 27. Since 2007, Dumont has served as associate director of Information Technology at Central Michigan University, where he worked closely with faculty and support teams to advance innovative and effective application of technology to the academic mission. At CMU, he also served as chair of a multi-disciplinary committee focused on strategic planning and the application of institutional online learning. Dumont was also responsible for disaster recovery planning for all core systems.

Dumont has also held leadership positions in higher education technology at Tufts University, the University of Michigan and Northwestern University.

He will succeed Esther Iglich who served as McDaniel’s CIO from 2006-2013 and now returns to teaching in the Biology department. Amy Bell has served as Interim CIO since September 2013.

Dumont graduated Phi Beta Kappa in History from Northwestern University and earned an M.S. degree in Information Science at the University of Michigan in 1998. He also completed his doctorate in Educational Leadership and Administration at Central Michigan in 2011.

“Those who have worked with Greg over the years credit him with being a talented, kind and collaborative colleague, and a principled and ethical leader,” said Jeanine Stewart, provost and dean of the faculty at McDaniel.

“McDaniel College is a place where people are passionate and dedicated in working with one another, and deeply invested in each other’s success.  I am looking forward to becoming a part of the McDaniel community and leading a technology organization that positively impacts the lives of staff, faculty and students,” said Dumont.