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David J. Hinson named Executive Vice President, COO and CIO

SPRINGFIELD, Mo., July 22, 2016 — Drury University is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. David J. Hinson to the position of Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Information Officer. Hinson will report to President Timothy Cloyd.

In his role, Hinson will be responsible for the strategic vision, leadership, planning and management of all information infrastructure and software systems throughout the university, including institutional business support, enrollment management and classroom technology, and online delivery of education and instructional innovation. All operations and facilities services will report to Hinson as well.

Hinson comes to Drury from the Yeshivah of Flatbush, located in Brooklyn, NY, the largest independent Jewish Day School in North America, where he served as Director of Technology Services. Prior to that, Hinson was the Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Hendrix College, where he worked with then President Cloyd.

During his time at Flatbush, Hinson led the planning and implementation of a 1:1 iPad program, a technology update in the high school’s graphic arts lab, implementation of single sign-in for network access and library resources, and the planning and implementation of a new student information system, accounting system and development office system.

While at Hendrix, he advised the President of the College on matters of information infrastructure, instructional technology, and institutional business support and research. Hinson and his team implemented a $450,000 technology refresh across every teaching space on campus, including the standardization of computing and control platforms in each classroom, as well as a ten-fold increase in internet capacity, and the design and implementation of a Makerspace, which featured design and production spaces for 3D printing.

“We are committed to providing our students with a learning experience that sets them on the path for success, and that most certainly includes the intelligent integration of technology,” said Cloyd. “David’s visionary leadership in technology infrastructure will be critical to delivering on our commitment to providing students with a distinctive, best-in-class liberal arts education. We are pleased to have him on board.”

“In service to Drury, it is my sincerest hope to be an exemplar of the spirit of liberalis, as put forth by President Cloyd in his initial address to campus,” said Hinson. “I look forward to meeting my new friends and colleagues, in the days and weeks ahead.”

Hinson received his bachelor of science degree in mathematics from Tennessee Technological University and graduated cum laude. Prior to Hendrix, Hinson was CEO of Sumner Systems Management for 16 years.

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