Frontier Nursing University (FNU) announced that current Information Technology Director Marc Blevins has been promoted to the role of the university’s first Chief Information and Digital Officer (CIDO). In his elevated capacity, Blevins will play a pivotal role in shaping FNU’s digital transformation initiatives and ensuring the effective use of information technology across the institution.
“This promotion signifies an important stride towards embracing the ever-evolving landscape of technology, solidifying FNU’s commitment to understanding its fundamental role in supporting our students and advancing our institutional objectives,” said FNU President Dr. Susan Stone, DNSc, CNM, FACNM, FAAN. “His dedication to excellence and forward-thinking approach will undoubtedly propel us into a future where technology is not just a tool but a strategic enabler of our mission.”
As CIDO, Blevins will provide executive leadership and strategic direction for FNU’s information technology operations. He will also prioritize digitizing core processes that will drive analytics and artificial intelligence throughout the institution. His role will include spearheading initiatives related to FNU’s first enterprise resource planning implementation, cybersecurity, and the development of digital platforms to enhance the student experience. He will also hold a position on the university’s President’s Cabinet, where he will collaborate with senior leaders and stakeholders.
“I am honored to be a part of Frontier Nursing University, an institution known for its dedication to innovation and healthcare education,” Blevins said. “My goal is to identify opportunities for technology to catalyze this innovation, build digital trust, and infuse our institution with digital strategies that position our faculty and staff to focus on our number one priority: our students. We will integrate today’s emerging technologies seamlessly into our teaching, learning, research, and administrative functions.”
Blevins joined FNU in December 2022, bringing over 15 years of experience in information technology and higher education administration. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Kentucky and a Master of Science in Management Information Systems from Morehead State University. He is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and maintains professional memberships with the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE).