The below letter was sent to the Bryn Mawr community by Provost Kim Cassidy on June 20.
Dear Members of the Bryn Mawr Community,
I am happy to announce that Gina Siesing, director of Educational & Scholarly Technology Services at Tufts University, will be joining Bryn Mawr as the College’s Chief Information Officer. Gina will officially assume her new role on October 1.
While we had many strong candidates for this position, the feedback that the search committee received about Gina after her campus visit made it clear that she was the ideal choice. Time and again we heard from those she met that not only does Gina have the resume and technical knowledge required for the job, but that she also has the temperament, collegial nature, and managerial acumen needed to head one of the College’s most expansive divisions.
Gina brings to Bryn Mawr many years of senior-level higher education IT experience. A primary focus of her current position is communication and collaboration with academic deans, faculty, and other academic resource colleagues to understand pedagogic and scholarly goals and to envision best approaches to meeting these goals through technology both at the institutional level and in local departmental and program contexts.
At Bryn Mawr, supporting the work of the faculty and students in maximizing the benefits of technology for learning and scholarship will be among Gina’s key priorities. She will also support administrative functions College-wide and continue to strengthen our Tri-Co relationships.
Gina came to Tufts in 2005 as the Associate Director for Educational Technology after several years at Harvard University, where she left as the Manager of Instructional Design and Development for the Academic Technology Group and director of the Harvard@Home program. Prior to Harvard, Gina worked at the University of Texas at Austin, where she also earned a Ph.D. in English with a specialization in Women, Gender, and Literature. She has a bachelor’s degree in literature with a concentration in women’s studies from Swarthmore.
In addition to leading a number of committees at Tufts, Gina is chair of the nominations committee for the North-East Regional Computing Program Board of Trustees and is actively involved in a number of other national IT and library professional networks.
I want to thank the members of the search committee for their hard work and thoughtful participation in the search process. I also am grateful to the many members of the College community who took the time to meet with the candidates and provide important feedback to the committee. The level of participation was impressive and the perspectives provided were quite useful in helping the committee reach its decision. Finally, I want to offer special thanks to Eric Pumroy, who has agreed to continue to serve as interim CIO until Gina begins.
I’m very excited to have Gina join our team and know she’s equally thrilled about the opportunity. Please join me in welcoming her this fall.