Library and Information Technology Services
Enterprise CIO and Senior Vice Provost for Library Services
Rich Mendola has served as vice president of information technology and chief information officer at Emory since 2005 and has had the additional role of senior vice provost for library services and digital scholarship since 2012. He served as interim Executive Vice President for Business and Administration from March 2015 through August 2015.
As enterprise CIO, Mendola has been 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 faculty member in the health sciences 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.
He holds a BS degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Pittsburgh, and earned master's and PhD degrees in clinical psychology from the University of Connecticut as well as an MBA degree from Connecticut.
Emory's Library & Information Technology Services (LITS). include the following divisions:
- Business & Administration
- Emory Center for Digital Scholarship (ECDS)
- Emory Healthcare Information Services (EHC-IS)
- Enterprise Applications, Services, & Infrastructure
- Enterprise Architecture
- Enterprise Security
- University IT Services and Research Solutions
- University Libraries
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