Biography of Ed Clark

Ed Clark has served as the Vice President for Technology, CIO, and Chief Digital Officer at the University of St. Thomas since 2015. He also currently serves on the Governor’s Blue Ribbon IT Council which provides guidance on the transformation of the state’s IT systems. In 2019 he received the ORBIE CIO of the Year award (Non-Profit sector) for his work at St. Thomas. Before stepping into his current role, Dr. Clark was Vice President for Technology and CIO at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Ed also held a position at the University of Minnesota’s College of Liberal Arts as the division’s CIO for 10 years. He has been awarded for his work on strategic initiatives and recognized for his efforts in diversity and inclusion. His articles have been featured in a wide variety of journals and industry publications. He has also been asked to present at numerous national and international conferences.

Dr. Clark earned his B.A. in English from Florida State University and his MS in Management of Technology from the University of Minnesota. In 2016, Clark earned his Ed.D. in Education from Minnesota State University, Mankato. During his doctoral program, Clark was inducted into the Minnesota State University Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.

Ed loves to travel the world with his wife, Dona, and try the best local cuisine at each destination. He reads constantly, from science and technology articles to essays on philosophy and the latest fiction. He loves cheering for his four children at their plays, sports contests, and academic competitions. If you catch him with a free moment, he will probably be writing a new song on his guitar.