McVeigh joins Cecil College as Chief Information Officer

Published on August 1, 2023

This is a photograph of Kelly McVeigh.

NORTH EAST, Md. – Cecil College has hired Kelly McVeigh as Chief Information Officer (CIO).  McVeigh comes to Cecil College with over two decades of IT experience in higher education and will advance innovative technology, data and digital solutions for faculty, students and staff.

As CIO, McVeigh is a strategic partner on all technology initiatives at the college and will provide leadership for the innovation, development, and operation of technology solutions, information management, institutional research, and services to support the College’s mission and strategic initiatives.  Reporting to the President, Dr. Mary Way Bolt, McVeigh will work collaboratively with members of the president’s staff and the college community to help advance an ever-evolving technology environment.

A seasoned professional, McVeigh has demonstrated her effectiveness in strategic planning and tactical execution. Her unique skill set encompasses academic administration, information technology administration, change management, policy analysis and development, as well as curriculum development and faculty professional development.  Known for her unwavering commitment to issues of access, equity, and quality in education, McVeigh is dedicated to leveraging resources to foster a culture of trust, teamwork, creative problem-solving, and daring leadership within the Cecil College IT division.

“I’ve had the privilege of spending much of my career working at the intersection of teaching, learning and technology. This has given me the ability to work with and learn from amazing faculty, student services professionals, instructional designers, administrators, and skilled technologists at two- and four- year institutions of higher education,” McVeigh said.  “I’m excited to bring this perspective to Cecil College to work collaboratively with students, faculty and staff, support the distinct technology needs of credit and non-credit programs and to leverage both data and technology to improve student success and organizational operations,” said McVeigh.

McVeigh previously served as the Vice President for Information and Instructional Technology at Delaware Technical Community College and prior to that as the Director for the Center for Creative Instruction. McVeigh also served as the Director for Digital Innovation and eLearning at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Co., and the Director of Academic Technology Services for Ellucian at Immaculata University.

She earned a Master of Science in Education from Widener University and a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education from West Chester University of Pennsylvania.  She is working toward her Ed.D.. in Educational Leadership from the University of Delaware. Her doctoral research focuses on improving the quality of distance education in community colleges.  As a mentor and leader, McVeigh is actively engaged at the national level of higher education technology leadership.