Information Technology


Emory's Office of Information Technology (OIT) brings together Information Technology, and the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship, across Emory's academic and health care components. OIT focuses on innovation, efficiency, and developing synergies and partnerships across the institution, seeking to add as much value as possible to the pursuit of Emory's mission.

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Rich Mendola

Enterprise CIO and Senior Vice Provost for Information Technology

Rich Mendola

Rich Mendola has served as the enterprise chief information officer and senior vice provost at Emory since 2005. As enterprise CIO, Mendola is responsible for all information technology activities across Emory and Emory Healthcare. He and his team have led significant enhancements to Emory's academic, research, and clinical systems. In addition, new enterprise functions are now in place for information security, IT architecture, and IT support for research.

Mendola began his academic career as a health sciences faculty member at the University of Connecticut’s Health Science Center. He served in a variety of academic and administrative roles at the University of Connecticut and the University of Illinois before joining Emory. In addition to his role as CIO, Mendola also had responsibility for library services from 2012 to 2019 and served as interim executive vice president for business and administration in 2015.

He has a BS, summa cum laude, from the University of Pittsburgh, and he earned a master's and PhD in clinical psychology as well as an MBA, from the University of Connecticut.


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