Award-winning information technology (IT) veteran Dr. Donald Spicer has joined the Strategic Partnerships Inc. (SPI) Consulting Team.
Donald recently retired as the associate vice chancellor for IT and chief information officer for the University System of Maryland.
In this capacity, he provided strategic direction and coordination for IT activities across the 12-institution system of public higher education in Maryland. Additionally, Donald coordinated the nationally recognized Effectiveness and Efficiency Initiative across the University System. He also fostered many initiatives in support of K-20 education in Maryland.
Previously, he served in CIO-level positions at Vanderbilt University and the University of Notre Dame. Prior to those positions, he held a senior position in IT administration at Dartmouth College. For the first half of his career, he was a faculty member in the mathematics departments at several prominent higher education institutions.
Donald has a BA and PhD (mathematics) from the University of Minnesota and a diploma in computer science from Corpus Christi College of Cambridge University.
Educause, the national professional organization for the use of technology in higher education, named him as its 2016 Leadership Awardee. From 2004 to 2013 he was an Educause Center for Applied Research Senior Fellow undertaking studies in the effective use of technology in support of education across the U.S.
SPI clients will benefit from Donald’s IT and higher education acumen.