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Ron Helmuth was recently named the director of the Center for Information Technology (CIT) at Moravian College and Moravian Theological Seminary. He comes to Moravian after serving in a similar position at Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, where he served as director of information systems, guiding an eight-person department.
Ron holds a B.A. in social studies from New College in Sarasota, Florida, and a M.B.A. in accounting and information systems from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University. Ron has had 13 years of experience at IBM in both engineering and management roles.
He taught undergraduate classes in data networking and graduate classes in education in using technology to enhance learning. He spent two years in Central America and worked for a year as a bilingual program specialist in the Federal Migrant and Farmworkers’ Program.
His plans include making computing on campus invisible, like a utility such as electricity and phone service. "It should be transparent," he said, "because it’s reliable, and it’s easy to use." He also hopes to strengthen the Web service to alums, and help Moravian use electronic information technologies to enhance teaching and learning.