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Michael Cato

Board Member

Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME

Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Bowdoin College

Michael leads Information Technology (IT) strategy and operations at Bowdoin College, widely regarded as one of the nation’s foremost liberal arts institutions. He joined the college in March of 2018 with 17 years of experience in Higher Education IT having served in IT roles at Vassar College, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Michael is an EDUCAUSE Leadership Institute faculty member, a mentor for the State University of New York (SUNY) CIO Leadership Academy, a member of the Society for Information Management (SIM) and the Information Technology Senior Management Forum (ITSMF), an Educause Leading Change/Frye Fellow, an alum of Leadership North Carolina, and serves on the board for the American Institute for the Biological Sciences (AIBS) and the Northeast Computing Association (NERCOMP). He holds a B.S. in Zoology from Andrews University and an M.B.A. from Wake Forest University.

Michael loves to learn, read, travel, eat, occasionally cook, and with his wife Heather is raising a totally awesome 2 ½ year old son.

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