I am delighted to announce that on May 2nd, two new Directors came to work at CIS for the first time.
Cindy Abercrombie joins us as our new Director of Information Technology Projects and Planning. Cindy was most recently Manager of Network Operations at CENIC (Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California), which operates high speed networks for California’s education and research communities. She has also worked at AboveNet and Fair, Isaac and Company (which creates FICO scores). She holds degrees in Electronics and Management. This is Cindy’s first higher ed position and she will be taking the lead on a number of our IT projects, as well as overseeing administrative operations in CIS. Cindy is a native Californian and in her spare time she enjoys watching her children play basketball and relaxing in the backyard with her dog.
Our new Director of Systems and Network is Mitch Shacklett. He comes to us from Fort Lewis College, Colorado where he was most recently Manager of Systems Administration. Like HMC, Fort Lewis College has a mixed IT environment, so Mitch is knowledgeable about Windows and Linux server administration. He holds degrees in Finance and in Education from the University of San Diego. Mitch has a connection with Claremont, as he was born here (although his parents moved when he was very young). When not deeply immersed in Information Technology, Mitch likes to enjoy the outdoors: snow skiing, mountain biking, surfing and dirt bike riding.
You may recall that our reorganization last summer allowed us to create these new positions. The search for a Systems and Network Director was a long one, but we did find two new Directors for the price of one search. Please join me in welcoming them to Harvey Mudd College!