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(Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) —Stephen McKinney has joined Moravian College and Theological Seminary as the director of the center of information technology (CIT). McKinney’s primary responsibilities will be to build on the strengths of Moravian’s technology infrastructure, provide leadership in the development of an institution wide IT plan, and to help guide resource allocation decisions and set priorities.
McKinney graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering and earned a Master of Science in Systems Technology at the Naval Postgraduate School at Monterey, California in 1993. He earned diplomas in Information Systems Security and in the Chief Information Officer Program at the National Defense University in Washington D.C. He received A+ and Network+ Certification by the Computing Technology Industry Association.
McKinney recently completed a career in the Army, spanning 22 years, and retired with the rank of lieutenant colonel. He has more than 10 years experience in both educational technology and information technology support and training, with six years in higher education. McKinney’s technology experience ranges from being a first line trouble-shooter to strategic, long term planner. He has served in positions of increasing responsibility and leadership as a company commander, manager for systems integration & simulations, program director for supply and logistics, and program director for information systems management at the Pentagon. His most recent position was director of education technology at the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pa.
“Steve is joining Moravian College at a time when Information Technology has become increasingly critical to meeting our day-to-day operating and pedagogical needs and to support and facilitate the achievement of our longer term strategic goals,” said Dennis Domchek, vice president for administration. “Steve joins a strong CIT Team that has significantly improved network reliability, administrative systems and user support over the past several years.”