|Joshua Riedy appointed CIO |
Joshua Riedy has been appointed as the University of North Dakota's next chief information officer. He will also continue to serve as associate vice president for Outreach Services and dean of Outreach Programs. The Hettinger, N.D., native who was raised near Lemmon, S.D., starts his new duties Aug. 1.
"We're very delighted to be able to reach into our talent pool at UND and to find an individual who is extremely well prepared to serve as the institution's next CIO and to assist in moving the University to the next level of technology use," said Greg Weisenstein, provost and vice president for academic affairs. The CIO position reports to Weisenstein.
Before coming to UND in 2007, Riedy had served as director of the Electronic University Consortium under the South Dakota Board of Regents. In that position, he was responsible for the accreditation, coordination and quality assurance of all off-campus programs and courses delivered by each of the six South Dakota Regental Universities: Black Hills State University, Dakota State University, Northern State University, South Dakota State University, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, and the University of South Dakota. Riedy also had system oversight of academic technologies including interactive video, learning management systems, and online student services.
Prior to that, he served as Distance Education Director at South Dakota State University, where he also had been a distance education specialist, adjunct education instructor, technology training specialist and graduate teaching assistant. Before his employment at South Dakota State University, he worked as a high school agricultural education teacher and coach in Doland, S.D.
Riedy holds a doctorate in education administration from the University of South Dakota, and a master’s degree in career and technical education and a bachelor of science degree in agricultural education, both from South Dakota State University. Riedy and his wife, also a native of Hettinger, N.D., have two children.