Smith College Names Chief Information Officer
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. – As part of an ambitious strategic technology plan, Smith College recently created the position of chief information officer and has appointed David D. Gregory to the post.
Gregory will begin at Smith on Oct. 24, leaving the position of chief information officer at Colgate University where, over the last nine years, he oversaw the complete upgrade and expansion of the school’s wireless network, the replacement of phone service with VoIP, and the Cloud Computing Initiative which included moving key services such as email, calendaring, and web services to the cloud.
At Smith, Gregory will lead the department of Information Technology Services (ITS). He brings significant administrative experience to the 45-person organization, which is comprised of educational technology, administrative technology, user support, systems and network services and telecommunications.
After receiving a bachelor and master of music composition from the University of Michigan, Gregory began a career that has linked the arts and technology.
Prior to Colgate, Gregory ran his own company, Media Station, a start-up that pulled together software engineers, digital artists, musicians and business staff to create multimedia products. The company’s clients included such household names as Disney, Harper Collins and Mattel.
The origins of Media Station were formed at the University of Michigan where Gregory was an associate professor of computer arts and founder of the Center for Performing Arts and Technology.
Gregory began his academic career as a member of the dance faculty, first at Arizona State University and, later, the University of Michigan.