The College of Western Idaho (CWI) has welcomed David Hunter, Ph.D., to campus as the new Chief Information Officer (CIO) within CWI’s Information Technology (IT) Department. Hunter joins the College as part of Dynamic Campus Solutions, which has partnered with CWI to provide strategic information technology services for the College. Hunter’s responsibilities will include overseeing strategic planning and implementation of IT projects, as well as managing IT staff.
“I am grateful for the opportunity to join CWI in this leadership capacity,” says Hunter. “I’ve had a life-long affinity for technology and its ever growing presence in education and our lives. As technology continues to integrate into the classroom and the entire educational environment, we are seeing a transformation in the way that we learn and work. I look forward to supporting CWI’s commitment to technology and helping the College foster student and employee success.”
Hunter brings over 18 years of high tech and information technology experience to CWI, including working the past five years in higher education. His expertise consists of extensive knowledge of networking, infrastructure, and classroom technologies as well as project management and emerging technology integration.
“We are very excited to have David Hunter join the CWI community and lead our information technology services,” says CWI Vice President of Finance and Administration, Cheryl Wright. “IT services have a significant impact on both student and employee success. We are confident David’s diverse background will make him a tremendous resource for the College.”
Hunter earned a bachelor’s degree in Electronic Engineering Technology from DeVry Institute of Technology. He also received a master’s in Computer Engineering from the University of Idaho. In 2013, Hunter was awarded a doctorate in Electrical Engineering from Auburn University, where he researched and published on intelligent networks.
Prior to joining Dynamic Campus, Hunter served in an IT executive role for Brown Mackie College. He provided leadership and guidance to 14 campuses in the western United States, managing and directing IT infrastructure development, strategic planning, and technology integration.
Hunter has lived in Idaho for 40 years and currently resides in Meridian.