Office of the CIO

Welcome to the Office of the Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Colorado College (CC). Our commitment is to empower the academic and administrative endeavors of our institution through strategic and innovative technology solutions. As the CIO, I am honored to lead a team of dedicated professionals who strive to enhance the technological landscape of our college, fostering an environment conducive to learning, research, and operational excellence.


At the helm of the technological infrastructure, the Office of the CIO shoulders multifaceted responsibilities crucial to the smooth functioning of our college:

1. Strategic Technology Planning: We spearhead the development and implementation of comprehensive technology strategies aligned with the college's strategic priorities. By identifying emerging trends and assessing the evolving needs of the academic community, we ensure that our technological roadmap remains forward-thinking and adaptable.

2. Infrastructure Management: Our team oversees the maintenance and optimization of the college's IT infrastructure, encompassing networks, servers, hardware, and software systems. Through proactive monitoring and agile problem-solving, we uphold the reliability, security, and scalability of our technological backbone.

3. Information Security: Safeguarding sensitive data and digital assets is paramount in today's interconnected world. The Office of the CIO is dedicated to implementing robust cybersecurity measures, fostering a culture of awareness, and mitigating risks to protect the privacy and integrity of our college community.

4. Digital Innovation: Embracing innovation is at the core of our approach. We actively explore emerging technologies and evaluate their potential to enhance teaching, learning, research, and administrative processes. By fostering a culture of experimentation and collaboration, we harness the power of technology to drive positive change across campus.

5. User Support and Training: Providing exceptional support to our users is a cornerstone of our service philosophy. Our team offers comprehensive technical assistance, training programs, and resources to empower faculty, staff, and students in leveraging technology effectively to fulfill their academic and professional goals.


In an era defined by rapid technological evolution, the role of the CIO has transcended its traditional boundaries. Today, the CIO serves as a strategic partner, an innovator, and a catalyst for transformation within the higher education landscape.

At Colorado College, we recognize the pivotal role of technology in shaping the future of education. We embrace the opportunities and challenges presented by digitalization, leveraging technology not merely as a tool, but as an enabler of creativity, collaboration, and discovery.

Our perspective is grounded in a deep-seated commitment to excellence, integrity, and inclusivity. We believe in harnessing technology ethically and responsibly, ensuring equitable access and fostering a culture of digital citizenship and empowerment.

As we navigate the complexities of the digital age, the Office of the CIO remains steadfast in its dedication to advancing the mission of Colorado College, enriching the academic experience, and empowering individuals to thrive in a rapidly changing world. Together, we chart a course towards a future where technology serves as a catalyst for innovation, learning, and social impact.

Khaleel Gathers

Vice President & Chief Information Officer
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