CIO of ND Technology Department returns to Minot State for distinguished alumni series
The Minot State University Distinguished Alumni Series will feature a well-recognized name in the state’s information technology department on Monday (Nov. 15).
Lisa Feldner, chief information officer for the Information Technology Department and alumna of Minot State, will make presentations to a variety of community, student, faculty and staff groups. A session open to the community will be held at 4 p.m. on the first floor of the Gordon B. Olson Library. Refreshments will be served. Community members interested in attending the 4 p.m. open forum should plan on parking west of the Library.
Feldner will present to Minot State students in the morning, speak at Rotary Club at noon, meet with MSU Information Technology Central staff at 1:30 and then visit with faculty from the Department of Business Information Technology after 2.
In her role as chief information officer for ITD, Feldner oversees technology activities in state and local government, K-12 schools, higher education and manages a staff of about 300 employees.
The Kenmare native also holds an important leadership role in coordinating major IT initiatives, including the Statewide Technology Access for Government and Education Network, ConnectND and the Geographical Information Hub.
Prior to Feldner's appointment as ITD's CIO in April 2006 by Gov. John Hoeven, she served as the technology director for Bismarck Public Schools. Prior to that, she was the assistant technology coordinator for Minot Public Schools from 1988 to 1991.
Feldner holds a bachelor's degree in computer science and a master's degree in mathematics education from Minot State, and a doctorate degree in educational leadership from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.