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Sean Riedel named new CIO

The College welcomes Sean Riedel in the new role of Chief Information Officer effective July 1, 2018.

Riedel comes to the College from Ingeniux Corporation, a leading web content management and delivery company, where he served most recently as vice president of operations. Before that, Riedel was at Knox College for 15 years, where he served in several capacities, including as associate vice president.

A Midwest native, Riedel holds a bachelor’s in music education from St. Ambrose University and a master of science degree in instructional technology and telecommunications from Western Illinois University.

“Sean’s successive promotions at Knox and Ingeniux demonstrate a wide variety of IT leadership skills as well as direct experience in key areas,” Associate Dean of the Faculty Davis Schneiderman said in an email to the College community. “Sean also brings experience in instructional technology, and has worked closely with faculty in many ways, ranging from the evaluation and implementation of academic software to the creation of class collaboration spaces and communication channels to the deployment of course management software in support of the core curriculum.”

Riedel said he is looking forward to joining the College. “I have long known of Lake Forest College’s strong academic reputation. It was that and my desire to, again, be a part of a private residential liberal arts community that drew me to express my interest in the CIO position,” he said.

Looking forward, Riedel considers this “a unique opportunity” for the College to look at the role of information technology from a fresh perspective.

“My focus will be to leverage the IT resources to bring the most effective and efficient technology to bear in support of the innovative work going on in the classroom, the important administrative functions in offices across campus, and to make campus a connected place to live,” he said. “I look forward to meeting with more members of the campus community so we can gain important input for our forward-thinking IT planning process.”