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New VP for Libraries and Information Technology Named


Joe Shelley
Joe Shelley

President David Wippman has announced that Joe Shelley, assistant vice chancellor and CIO, information technologies, at the University of Washington Bothell, will become the College’s next vice president for libraries and information technology.

Shelley will report to Wippman and serve as a member of the senior staff. He will succeed David Smallen, who is retiring after 45 years at Hamilton. The appointment is effective August 1.

“Joe Shelley has direct experience managing technology and library services to support student learning,” said Wippman. “As the current chief technology officer at Bothell, he has a keen understanding of how the library and IT enhance teaching and learning at a college like Hamilton.”

“I am honored to join such a thoughtful and vigorous academic community,” Shelley said. “I am especially excited to join an organization where the library and technology teams have joined together to create new opportunities for students and faculty. I began my career in the library and have worked to bring IT and the library together ever since. Hamilton’s collections, shared learning spaces, technology and information resources all work together to support a distinctive academic experience. I’m thrilled to serve a community that makes this possible.”

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As UW Bothell’s assistant vice chancellor and CIO since early 2014, Shelley has been responsible for learning technologies, data centers, web development, enterprise applications, information security, help desk services, computing labs, academic computing and multimedia production. He has also implemented a new cloud strategy for hosted services including email, redesigned IT governance, implemented an information security system, and developed new initiatives for supporting teaching and learning, faculty research and e-learning.

Shelley also served as UW Bothell’s director of IT planning and administration, information technologies from 2012 to 2014; assistant director of IT Services, information technologies, from 2008 to 2012; and Client Services Manager, information systems, from 2007 to 2008. He was program supervisor in the Media Center for the University of Washington Libraries from 2005 to 2007. A member of the Bothell chancellor’s senior staff, cabinet and academic council, he has also been a member of the chancellor’s advisory councils on diversity and environmental sustainability.

Shelley was awarded a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary arts and sciences, global studies, from UW Bothell in 2004. He received a graduate certificate in educational technology from Michigan State University in 2015 and is working toward a master’s degree in educational technology, also from Michigan State. He is a frequent presenter at EDUCAUSE, including participation at the organization’s Leadership Institute in 2013.

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