Clark College hires first Chief Information Officer

February 20, 2018
For Immediate Release

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Valerie Moreno brings more than 30 years of IT leadership to the college

VANCOUVER, Wash. – Clark College has hired Valerie Moreno as the college’s first full-time Chief Information Officer. She began working at Clark on Tuesday, January 16.

“Technology plays an increasingly important role in higher education, and we are glad to add someone with Valerie’s experience to the executive team,” said Clark College President Robert K. Knight.

Moreno has more than 30 years of experience working in information technology. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Network and Communication Management from DeVry University as well as several professional certifications, including certificates in Incident Command, Project Management, and ITIL.

Prior to taking this position at Clark College, Moreno was the Director of Information Technology at Portland Community College. In that role, she was responsible for overseeing PCC’s network engineering, server administration, private cloud services, information security, NOC, data center, and voice teams supporting more than 87,000 faculty, staff, and students. She was responsible for daily operational oversight as well as for helping to create information-security policies and providing strategic direction for the college.

Moreno’s other previous work experience includes Northwestern University in Chicago, AT&T, and QWEST Communications, among others. In the community, Moreno serves on the board of directors for Centro Cultural, a nonprofit serving the Latino community of Portland. She also has served on the board of several Chicago-based organizations, including Chicago Women in Trades and Girls in the Game, a nonprofit sports and leadership program. She was named Mentor of the Year by the Youth Job Center of the nonprofit Women Invested in Learning and Livelihoods (WILL).

About Clark College

Located in Vancouver’s Central Park and serving up to 12,000 students per quarter, Clark College is Washington State’s largest single-campus, for-credit community college. The college currently offers classes at two satellite locations, one on the Washington State University Vancouver campus and one in the Columbia Tech Center in East Vancouver. Additionally, its Economic & Community Development program is housed in the Columbia Bank building in downtown Vancouver.