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 David Crain

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R. David Crain is Assistant Provost & Chief Information Officer for Southern Illinois University (SIU). David has been in this position since April 1st, 2012. As Chief Information Officer at SIU, David is responsible for all aspects of Information Technology. Previous to his employment at SIU, David was an Assistant Vice President at the University of Missouri where he was responsible for the technology infrastructure including data networks, data centers, servers, storage, virtualization, cable television, telephony, Enterprise Architecture, Disaster Recovery and more. Prior to that, David was the Chief Information Officer for the Missouri House of Representatives. In that position he was responsible for directing all technology efforts as well as budgeting and strategic planning in the technology area. He is also certified by the state of Missouri in project management. He has served on the Missouri Enterprise Architecture Committee and the Missouri Information Technology Advisory Board, along with the MO Statewide Network Consortium. Additionally, David was chairman of the following committees; the State of Missouri's Customer Relationship Management Committee, the Missouri Information Technology Mentoring Committee, and the University of Missouri Disaster Recover Committee. He is currently a member of the Illinois Partnership to Advance Technology in Higher Education. David holds a Master's of Science degree in Information Systems and a Bachelor's of Science degree in Communications and Political Science. David's career in Information Technology management began in 1995.
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