IT expert focused on higher education joins Grinnell.

In July, Donald Tom became the College’s director of information technology services.  

Tom comes to Grinnell with extensive experience in the application of information technology in higher education, having worked for many years at the University of Chicago and Brown University. He also has considerable experience in private industry and the nonprofit TCS Education System.

Tom “impressed the search committee as an individual with tremendous talents, drive, and dedication. We are very excited that he is joining the Grinnell College community,” says John Kalkbrenner, vice-president for College services.

“From the very beginning of the process of applying for this position, I was excited by the prospect of serving at Grinnell College. Those of us in the higher education community have a deep appreciation and understanding of Grinnell College and its place in the higher education landscape,” Tom says. “As I moved further along the process, speaking and meeting with some of the people I would work with, I became even more enthusiastic about becoming part of the Grinnell College community.” 

Tom holds a B.S. from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago. 

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