New Chief Information Officer hired

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Doane University announced that Derek Bierman will fill the position of Chief Information Officer, CIO, on Dec. 23. 

Bierman was one of 75 applicants who showed interest in the job.

He is replacing Mike Carpenter, who resigned as Doane’s CIO and Vice President for Information Technology in late July, according to an email sent by the President’s Office.

“The CIO is responsible for the management and oversight of all administrative and academic technology services provided to students, faculty, and staff,” stated a job listing posted by Doane University on Linkedin.

It further states that the CIO is the primary administrator for the Information Technology Services department and manages several areas which include:

  • The enterprise resource planning (ERP) system

  • File servers and networking infrastructure

  • Application software development

  • Information security

  • Instructional technologies

  • Installation and maintenance of technology equipment

  • User support services; and policy development

Bierman comes from Northeast Community College in Norfolk, Ne where he held the title of Vice President of Technology Services for six years and oversaw a division of 45 employees, stated an article on

“Bierman earned a Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems from Bellevue University in 2013. He also earned an Associate of Applied Science in Commercial Art from Central Community College in Columbus, Nebraska. Bierman will begin his tenure at Doane at the end of January,” the article states.

An email from the President’s Office stated that Jacque Carter is “very pleased with the work our search committee of faculty and staff members conducted to narrow the pool of candidates.”

Bierman’s first day is expected to be at the end of January.