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About Digital Innovation & Infrastructure

As part of the Workforce & Digital Futures Division, the goal of the Digital Innovation and Infrastructure Division is to improve experience and outcomes for California community college students through technology-focused initiatives. The division works with Chancellor’s Office staff, community college leaders and stakeholders to support the goals and commitments laid out in the Vision for Success to reform student success, transfer rates and career education. The division, formerly known as the Technology, Research and Information Systems Division, consists on the following major operational areas: Management Information Systems; Network Support and Operations; Research, Analysis and Accountability; and Telecommunications and Technology.

Key Contacts:

Catherine Kendall, vice chancellor

Management Information Systems

Todd Hoig, director

Network Support and Operations

Bryan Marotte, senior information systems analyst

Research, Analysis and Accountability

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Telecommunications and Technology

Gary Bird, director

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Vice Chancellor for Digital Innovation & Infrastructure

Catherine Kendall

Vice Chancellor for Digital Innovation and Infrastructure Dr. Catherine Kendall is responsible for maximizing the systemwide benefit technology focused initiatives. She works with Chancellor’s Office staff and community college leadership to improve student experience and outcomes through the innovative application of educational technology and data resources as called for in the Vision for Success. Her role includes leadership within each of the following functional areas: Management Information Systems, Network Support and Operations, and Telecommunications and Technology Product Management.

Vice Chancellor Kendall has more than 20 years of experience in the information technology field, where her work has focused primarily on the public sector. Prior to joining the Chancellor’s Office, she served as chief information officer for the California Department of Conservation, where she was responsible for developing the mission, vision and 2017 IT strategic plan to enable department business objectives. 

Vice Chancellor Kendall earned a bachelor’s degree in agriculture and managerial economics, as well as a master’s degree in business and IT management from the University of California, Davis. Her Ed.D., with a focus in education policy analysis, is from Drexel University.