CMC appoints associate vice president of strategic technology

Jeremy Whaley, deputy chief information officer with The Claremont Colleges Services (TCCS), is joining Claremont McKenna College as associate vice president of strategic technology.

In his new role at CMC, Whaley will provide leadership and coordination for key technology projects, including transitioning to a hybrid instructional model and overseeing IT initiatives relating to COVID-19.

“Jeremy’s tremendous range of leadership experience in information technology at CMC and within the consortium will have an enormous impact,” said Cynthia Humes, CMC associate vice president of information technology and chief technology officer.

Whaley, who starts on June 22, will work closely with CMC’s operations and leadership teams to prioritize and manage projects. He is reporting jointly to Humes and Coreen Rodgers, CMC’s vice president of business and chief operating officer.

“Jeremy is joining CMC to lead our COVID technology implementations as we move to safely return staff, faculty, and students to campus,” said Rodgers. “I look forward to collaborating closely with him on our operational reopening plan, as he brings experience both in his institutional knowledge of CMC and through his past experiences with complex technology implementations.”

At TCCS, Whaley was responsible for the design, execution, and adoption of single sign-on across the colleges, and broader vision for identity and access management.

Before serving at TCCS, Whaley held a variety of positions at CMC in information technology capacities from 2002 to 2016.

“When he served as CMC’s director of information systems and network services, Jeremy transformed operations, achieving remarkably elevated standards of excellence, stability, security, and sophistication,” said Humes.

Whaley said he is looking forward to returning to CMC. “It’s a great privilege to leverage technology to deliver meaningful solutions to the challenges that face the College,” he said.

Whaley holds a Bachelor of Science degree in information systems management from California Baptist University, as well as several technology certificates.