Huapei Chen Appointed CIO at Berea College

Berea College President Lyle Roelofs announced today that Huapei Chen will join Berea College as the new Chief Information Officer. She will begin her appointment on September 1, 2015.

“Ms. Chen brings with her a depth of leadership experience, most recently as the Chief Information Officer at the University of Nevada, Reno,” says President Roelofs, who added that Ms. Chen will also serve on the Administrative Committee of the College. “Throughout her career, Huapei has focused on creating strong partnerships within campus communities by enabling the institutions she has served to improve and enhance technological infrastructure.”

Before serving as CIO at the University of Nevada, Reno, Ms. Chen was employed as Senior Director of Systems, Services, and Infrastructure at the University of Texas, Austin; Director of Architecture and Infrastructure at the Georgia Institute of Technology; and Director of Information Technology for the College of Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley.  She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa, and a Master of Science in Computer Science from SUNY Albany.  She also holds a Master of Business Administration in Management of Technology from Georgia Tech.

Ms. Chen states that “being able to serve as the CIO is my passion, a meaningful path that allows me to enable others, especially those that are underserved, like I was years ago. It is truly my honor and privilege to be a part of the Berea community and its greater cause. I look forward to being on site soon.” 

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Berea College, the first interracial and coeducational college in the South, focuses on learning, labor and service. The College admits only academically promising students with limited financial resources, primarily from Kentucky and Appalachia, although students come from 40 states and 70 countries. Every Berea student receives a Tuition Promise Scholarship, which means no Berea student pays for tuition. Berea is one of nine federally-recognized Work Colleges, so students work 10 hours or more weekly, earning money for books, housing and meals. The College’s motto, “God has made of one blood all peoples of the earth,” speaks to its inclusive Christian character.