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About the CIO

Dr. Robert E. Cape

Robert E. Cape was appointed Senior Vice President / Chief Information Officer for the College of Charleston in March, 2006. His career has been primarily in higher education -- teaching computer science at the University of Virginia, and leading information technology service delivery organizations at Carnegie Mellon University, Saint Joseph’s University, the University System (and University) of New Hampshire, and American University (he was CIO at the latter three institutions). Bob also created two new companies for training and for network integration as an ‘intrapreneur’ for Bell Atlantic. His Bachelor’s degree is from Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY, Master’s and Ph.D. in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY.

Cape has consulted extensively for colleges and universities as well as industry (IBM, General Electric Research and Development Center, British Telecom among others) and not-for profit organizations (Brookings Institute, American Institutes for Research). He is active in EduCause and has served on national and regional conference program committees.

Bob is married to Gretta. He has adult daughters in Princeton, NJ and Virginia Beach, VA, and three grandchildren. Bob is an avid golfer, lives on the 14’th at Coosaw and enjoys all the nearby courses.

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